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Richmond Man Killed When Boat Crashes Into Rocks

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RICHMOND (BCN) – A Richmond man who was thrown overboard Tuesday morning after the boat he was on struck a rocky breakwater near the Richmond Marina has been identified as 71-year-old Ronald Reed, a Contra Costa County deputy coroner said.

Reed and three other men had taken the boat out to go fishing when they crashed around 5:50 a.m. into a breakwater that separates the marina from San Pablo Bay, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read.

Reed was ejected from the boat during the crash. The three other men on board pulled him from the water and rendered CPR until a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived.

The Coast Guard crew transported all four men to the harbor, where they were taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Reed was pronounced dead at the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office.

Nobody else on board was hurt, according to the Coast Guard.

A small, 1-square-foot of sheen was seen on the water near the accident site, indicating that a very small amount of fuel had leaked from the vessel, Read said.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was called to the scene to clean up the fuel and tow the boat, which was taking on water, back to shore, Read said.

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