NTSB ID: DCA10FM005
Event Type: Collision
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: December 20, 2009
On December 20, 2009, at 5:40 p.m. PST, a U.S. Coast Guard shore-based response boat carrying five crewmembers collided with a 24-foot recreational vessel carrying 13 passengers in San Diego Harbor during the annual boating Parade of Lights event. The Coast Guard boat was responding to a report of a grounded vessel. The collision resulted in the death of one child and serious injuries to four other passengers on the recreational vessel. None of the crewmembers on the Coast Guard boat were injured.
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