District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

SAN DIEGO – Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo, commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District, addresses the media regarding a collision between a Coast Guard 33-foot response boat and a 24-foot recreational boat that occurred Dec. 20, 2009, during a press conference at Coast Guard Sector San Diego Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009.

The collision occurred in San Diego Bay during the annual Parade of Lights between a boat with spectators aboard and a reponse boat from Station San Diego. A young boy was killed and five others were injured in the collision.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco

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