Boater Killed, Another Hospitalized After SF Bay Collision

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A father and son whose dinghy overturned in the waters near San Francisco’s Hunters Point on Wednesday were rescued, but one of the men has died, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The dinghy collided with a motor vessel around 12:25 p.m., causing the dinghy to flip over and the father and son to be thrown into the water, Coast Guard Seaman Adam Stanton said.

The Coast Guard learned of the accident and dispatched a 25-foot response boat and helicopter to the scene. Both were rescued and taken to Oyster Point, where one was given CPR, San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.

Authorities say 30-year Ninh Truong died at San Francisco General Hospital.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

U.S Coast Guard Ensign Mark Leahey said a second man in the boat, identified as Truong’s father, was thrown into the water but was able to hold on to the capsized boat.

The name of the father has not been released, but officials say he is hospitalized in good condition.

The victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital by ambulance.

It was originally reported that a third man was missing but family members confirmed that the man, who regularly goes out with the rescued boaters, was not on the outing Wednesday.

The South San Francisco Fire Department and the San Francisco Fire Department provided assistance.

The Brisbane City Police Department is investigating the capsizing and asks that anyone with information related to the accident contact the department at (415) 467-1212.

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