One reaction to the news that Jose Fernandez died in a boat crash with two friends early Sunday morning included those wondering why anyone would go onto the water at that hour. According to Local 10, that sentiment was communicated by one friend via text before Fernandez, Emilio Macia and Eduardo Rivero ever got on the boat.
Rivero’s friends said Fernandez was stressed out about something and needed to blow off steam on the water.
They said Rivero messaged another friend and was hesitant about going out on the boat, but went anyway to keep Fernandez close to shore.
One of Rivero’s last texts to a friend was: “Trust me. It’s not my time.”
Here is a screenshot of that conversation, which was posted to the Instagram page of a friend of Rivero’s.