Thirty-four people have been presumed dead in a horrific Labor Day boat accident off Santa Cruz Island. According to news reports, so far, 33 bodies have been recovered. Crews were unable to recover the bodies for a long time because of unsafe conditions under the boat, which sank about 20 years off the island and in over 60 feet of water. …Read the rest »
Category: Boating Accident
Four people are missing and presumed dead and nine other have been injured including two critically, after a head-on boat accident on the Colorado River along the California-Arizona border the night of Sept. 1. According to a report on USA Today, the recreational boats, one carrying 10 people and another with six on board, collided in Moabi Regional Park in the dark on the river that was crowded with boaters on the busy Labor Day weekend. …Read the rest »
A 70-year-old Newport Beach man died after he was severely cut by his boat’s propeller. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol the afternoon of August 13, 2017 as passengers aboard the large double-decker boat attempted to save the man. The accident occurred after the man tried to climb aboard the swim step that was lowered to help him get on the boat after he and three others swam in open waters near the jetty, officials said.
At that time, someone on the boat backed it toward him to help the man get back on the boat more quickly. It was then that the man was cut by the boat’s propeller. He was pulled aboard and several people tried to do CPR. He was pronounced dead at the Coast Guard dock by Newport Beach Fire Department paramedics. Officials don’t believe alcohol was a factor in this fatal boating accident. …Read the rest »
Michael Harris, 26, son of former San Francisco 49ers CEO, Peter Harris, was killed in a boat crash near Catalina Island the evening of September 6, 2015.
According to an NBC news report, the crash involved a dinghy and another small boat near Descanso Bay, about a quarter mile northeast of Casino Point.
Michael Harris and four others were aboard the dinghy. It is unclear how …Read the rest »
Four people were injured in Newport Beach in a boating accident that took place when two boats collided in the harbor. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury crash occurred the night of July 14, 2013 in the harbor at 1901 Jamboree Road.
Police say a 25-foot cigarette-type boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the smaller, slower moving boat near the Newport Harbor jetty. One man and three women were transported to hospitals in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. Their injuries ranged from cuts to breathing difficulties and a possible fracture. One patient also suffered loss of consciousness. The driver of the cigarette-type boat was interviewed by police. …Read the rest »
Worsening conditions aboard the fire-damaged Carnival Cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico are proving extremely challenging for elderly and disabled passengers.
According to an ABC news report, passengers are not only coping with the discomfort and inconvenience of not having power on board the ship, but are also dealing with safety issues such as leaking sewage running down walls.