‘I Still Can’t Believe It’: Family, Friends Devastated After Boaters Die In Accident Off Hollywood

‘I Still Can’t Believe It’: Family, Friends Devastated After Boaters Die In Accident Off Hollywood


TIME WITH THE RADAR ON OUR CBS MIAMI WEATHER APP ON OUR IPHONE OR ANDROID DEVICE. WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON A BOATING TRAGEDY. THREE MEN THROWN INTO THE WATER ONLY ONE SURVIVES. THOSE THREE MEN ALL WORK TOGETHER AND AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRATEGY CONTINUES WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP OF FRIENDS. CBS4’S TED SCOUTEN HAS THE LATEST. Reporter: THIS 22-FOOT BOAT OVERTURNED, THREE MEN WERE TOSSED INTO THE WATER. ONLY ONE SURVIVED. THOMAS RODRIGUEZ. HIS FRIEND ERIC PILGRIM DIED. SO DID JOHN BROWN. THE THREE WORKED TOGETHER AND LOVED FISHING. I’M VERY SHOCKED. I JUST FOUND OUT A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO AND I AM VERY, VERY SHOCKED. Reporter: FRIENDS WERE STUNNED TO HEAR THE NEWS. ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE THREE WENT OUT IN THE WATER JUST AFTER 2:00 ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THEY TIED UP ON A MOORING BUOY. SHOCKING, VERY SHOCKING, I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Reporter: SHE RECALLS HIS LOVE FOR THE WATER. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I MEAN, HE USED TO GO FISHING ALL THE TIME. HE’S A GOOD SWIMMER. SO, IT’S, I JUST STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Reporter: FRIENDS TELL US BROWN WAS AT HOME IN THE WATER AND WAS HAPPIEST WITH A FISHING POLE IN HIS HAND. HIS FAMILY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING, OUR FAMILY IS SHOCKED. HE WENT BEFORE I KNOW THAT HYMN AND HIS NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR THEY USED TO GO AND GO OUT DEEP SEA FISHING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO HE, HE LOVED TO FISH. Reporter: BROWN LEAVES BEHIND A DEVASTATED WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN. THEY’RE VERY GOOD PEOPLE. HARD WORKING, DECENT. YOU KNOW VERY FAMILY ORIENTED ALWAYS WITH THE KIDS AND DOING THINGS WITH THE KIDS. JOHN ESPECIALLY. I MEAN, HE WAS AN AFFECTIONAL PERSON. Reporter: A REMINDER FOR BOATERS, PEOPLE ON THE WATER IN

3 thoughts on “‘I Still Can’t Believe It’: Family, Friends Devastated After Boaters Die In Accident Off Hollywood

  • May 25, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    So tragic! God bless the families.

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  • May 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm
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    sad buddys out fishing and that happens pray for families and all is wife n kidss

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  • May 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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    Tragic
    Prayers Up for the families
    I always went to Hollywood beach, I grew up on boats, went out every day and traveled from Miami beach down to the Keys and north to Dania all the time.
    So very sorry for your loss of a loved

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