Tuesday 5/6 6:09am:

A popular Miami D-J Lazaro Mendez, better known as D-J Laz,is responding to the deadly boating incident that he is connected to.

 

 

 

The boat was stuck on a sandbar when a group of people tried to push it back into the water.

That's when a 23-year-old got caught in the boat's propeller and died from his injuries.

Laz releasing a statement in reaction to the deadly incident. Read it below.

 

 

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UPDATE 1pm 5/5

A popular Miami DJ Lazaro Mendez, better known as DJ Laz, was at the head of the boat that killed a man on Key Biscayne Sunday.

The boat was stuck on a sandbar when a group of people tried to push it back into the water.

That's when a 23-year-old got caught in the boat's propeller and died from his injuries.

No word on if charges will be filed, but Mendez did provide a blood sample to police.

 

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in a deadly boating accident just off Key Biscayne.

Spokesman Jorge Pino say it appears a 23-year-old man was trying to help free fellow boaters from a sandbar.

He was airlifted to the hospital, but doctors couldn't save him.