Three rescued after speed boat accident

SAN FRANCISCO – Three people were rescued by the Coast Guard, California Highway Patrol and the University of California Davis Emergency Medical Services Life Flight, in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, after a speed boat accident Saturday evening.

At 8:20 pm., the Coast Guard received a report from the CHP that a 12 year old boy, his father and his father’s friend were in a speed boat accident after running aground in the delta. The boy called 911 from a cell phone and reported the incident, stating his father was injured and unresponsive. He named a Hilton hotel as the only indication of their location. CHP cell phone positioning provided a general location to initiate a search. Coast Guard Station Rio Vista launched a 25-foot rescue boat and located a 24-foot speed boat near Mandeville Point and the Hilton Duck Club at 8:59 pm. Initial first aid was conducted by the Coast Guard until UC Davis EMS Life Flight arrived at 9:32 pm.

The father is reported to have serious injures and was airlifted to San Joaquin County Hospital. The boy and other man onboard are in good condition.

Due to the combined effort of the CHP, Coast Guard, and UC Davis EMS Life Flight, locating and responding to this incident was without delay.

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