Islander News: Fishing tournament raises boat safety awareness in the wake of Monica Burguera’s death
Like any other person in South Florida who enjoys life on the waterways during a holiday, or on a scorching hot weekend day, Monica Burguera was hanging out with friends on their boat in Biscayne Bay having fun and relaxing.
The 20-year-old Florida International University student was familiar with the water, having competed in many regatta events. But during the 2006 Columbus Day Regatta weekend festivities in Miami, the Key Biscayne resident's life was cut short in a tragic boating accident.
The accident also took the life of James Noel Pou and left many others seriously injured.