Jose Fernandez was “stressed out” the night of the tragic incident

Jose Fernandez was “stressed out” the night of the tragic incident

New details emerge about the accident that took the lives of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and his friends Eddy Rivero and Emilio Macias.

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Early Sunday morning, Emilio Macias and Eddy Rivero were traveling with Marlins slugger Jose Fernandez on the his boat before it capsized off the shore of Miami Beach killing all three passengers.

According to information on social media, Macías was a financial advisor at Wells Fargo and had been living in Miami since 2010. Rivero loved to travel and recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with girlfriend Jen Peralta.

People en Español spoke to Will Bernal, who identified himself as a best friend of Rivero and who had also been invited to go out on the boat that evening but decided against it because he “had a bad gut feeling.” Bernal said that Eddy had texted him right before midnight alleging that Jose had called him after a fight with his girlfriend with whom he had recently announced that he was expecting a child.  “Eddy told me that him [Jose] and his girlfriend were having an argument,” said Bernal.

I'm so glad you came into my life. I'm ready for where this journey is gonna take us together. #familyfirst

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Bernal attempted to get Rivero to calm Jose down. “Whatever Jose is going through, just try to get him off the boat,” said Bernal.

Fernandez and his two friends got on the boat anyway and Bernal asked Rivero to send him his location via iPhone. The last place Bernal got a tracking location for the three passengers was at American Social, a restaurant and bar that provides a dock for boaters in downtown Miami.

In one of the chilling text messages between the two friends, Rivero wrote, “Trust me it’s not my time yet.” Bernal also shared that the one of last things his best friend told him was that he wanted him to know who he was with “in case something happens.”

Our last phone conversation and text messages last night. I feel sick to my stomach. Everyone is talking about Jose Fernandez but you died trying to be there for him and be a good friend. This doesn't sit with me well. I write this with the heaviest heart I've ever had. I just lost Tony and now I lost another best friend. I can't get over this nightmare. I already miss you and our daily conversations. You died being a great friend. You went to be with Jose and help him when he called you. I tried so hard to tell you not to go out on that boat. It didn't feel right and we both knew it. I'm choking on tears writing this, you don't deserve this. We were just talking about life at the Marlins game and how precious it is. I can't believe you are gone. The pain I have is unexplainable. I feel guilty that I didn't do a better job of trying to convince you not get on that boat. You told me just so I know in case something happens. You had a gut feeling and that is killing me. I love you bro, you'll always be the little brother I never had. I'm in shock, I'm still waiting for you to call me or txt me. We were so excited to celebrate your birthday in Vegas. You were loved by many and I'll do my best to stay involved with them. Lauren and I will keep you in our prayers. Rest In Peace brother. Love you little bro Eddy Rivero @e_greeneyes #rip #mybrotherfromanothermother

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While the investigation is still ongoing, Miami officials reported no indication of drugs or alcohol in the accident. 

Friends and families of Macías and Rivero have started a account to raise funds for their funerals. 

Eddy Rivero’s GoFundMe page and Emilio Macias’ GoFundMe page.

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