Coast Guard boat and recreational vessel collide

SAN DIEGO – A 33-foot Coast Guard boat and a recreational vessel collided in San Diego Bay Sunday, shortly before 6 p.m.

A Coast Guard investigator, at the University of California, San Diego hospital confirmed one passenger taken to the hospital was pronounced dead.

Several other passengers from the recreational vessel sustained injuries and were transported to area hospitals.

The Coast Guard Cutter Haddock, an 87-foot patrol boat stationed at Sector San Diego, assisted in providing medical assistance to the passengers and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The Coast Guard small boat was responding to a report of a grounded vessel at the time of the accident.

Both vessels involved in the collision returned to shore and are being assessed for damages.

Weather conditions at the time of the accident were clear with light winds.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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