Investigators focus on CA Coast Guard crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Investigators will try to determine what led to a collision of a Coast Guard vessel and a pleasure boat during a Christmas watercraft parade that killed an 8-year-old boy and seriously injured five others.

Agencies investigating the crash couldn't provide an update early Monday. San Diego police, the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are among those involved in the investigation.

The accident occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday as a 33-foot Coast Guard patrol boat was responding to a report of a grounded vessel. None of the five people aboard the Coast Guard boat was hurt.

However, fire officials say five people aboard the 24-foot pleasure cruiser suffered serious injuries, some of them life threatening.

Neither boat was participating in the parade.


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