John B. Hayes

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: retired U.S. Coast Guard admiral who led the Coast Guard commandant during the Mariel boatlift where thousands of Cubans fled to Florida in the 1970's and 1980's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a van

 

Born: August 30, 1924

 

Died: January 17, 2001

 

Location: Key Largo, Florida