Boat That Capsized In San Francisco Bay Located

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police officials confirmed Monday afternoon that the boat that capsized with 30 passengers aboard Saturday has been located, authorities said.

The SFPD Marine Unit said they located the sunken vessel using sonar after beginning their search Monday morning.

In the next 24 hours, a salvage company is expected to assess the boat and come up with a plan to raise her. Once raised, the boat will be taken to an area where it can be inspected.

On Saturday, around 4 p.m., the 34-foot boat Khaleesi was carrying 30 passengers when it capsized about 100 yards off of Pier 45 in San Francisco, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

Coast Guard crews were able to rescue 20 people from the water. A San Francisco Fire Department boat crew rescued eight people, while good Samaritans rescued the two remaining victims, according to Coast Guard officials.

Some of the victims had become trapped under the hull, but bystanders, police, firefighters and Coast Guard crews rescued all 30 within 32 minutes, Coast Guard officials said.

Among the injured were two children who were listed in critical condition, according to San Francisco Fire Department officials.

One of the children, a 4-year-old boy, was initially found unconscious and was not breathing when he was rescued. Bystanders however were able to give him CPR before he was rushed to the hospital.

As of Sunday morning, his condition had improved and was reported to be doing well, San Francisco Department of Public Health spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said.

On Monday, the boy was been released from the hospital, according to a spokeswoman with the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The other child who was initially listed as being critical condition was released earlier from the hospital, according to fire officials.

Six other people were taken to the hospital. Some have since been released, however it was not immediately clear how many remain hospitalized.

All of the victims are doing well, according to fire officials.

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One Comment

  1. Sam Sam says:

    More dumb people stuffed on a boat. I am guessing none of these geniuses made it past 2nd grade.

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