Authorities: At least 6 seriously hurt in San Diego collision of Coast Guard, civilian boatsBy AP
Sunday, December 20, 2009
6 hurt in Coast Guard boat collision in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Authorities say a Coast Guard patrol boat has collided with a recreational boat while a Christmas light parade was going on in San Diego Bay, leaving at least six people including a child with serious injuries.
San Diego Fire Department spokesman Maurice Luque says all 13 people from the two boats in the Sunday night crash have been accounted for. He had no specific details on the injuries but said they were all considered major traumas. He said all six people who were hurt were taken to University of California, San Diego Hospital.
It was unclear whether the civilian boat was involved in the Christmas parade, but the 33-foot Coast Guard boat was on a routine patrol.
Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Josh Nelson says the crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. He says an 87-foot Coast Guard cutter and San Diego Harbor police are at the scene.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a Coast Guard patrol boat has collided with a recreational boat in San Diego Bay.
Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Josh Nelson says there have been injuries reported in the crash that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, but it was not yet clear how many people were on the boats and how many were injured.
The Coast Guard vessel was a 33-foot patrol boat, but Nelson did not know the size of the recreational boat.
Nelson says an 87-foot Coast Guard cutter and San Diego Harbor police are at the scene.
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