Update: 1 person dies after vessels collide near Angel Island in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO BAY — The U.S. Coast Guard and SFPD are investigating a collision between two vessels in San Francisco Bay off of Angel Island Thursday afternoon that left one person who had to be pulled from the water dead, police said.
Authorities said the collision between the two vessels involved a sailboat with four people aboard and a 25-foot powered center-console vessel with one person was reported to the Coast Guard at around 2:09 p.m. just off of Angel Island. The SFPD Marine Unit also responded to the area.
The person on the center-console vessel fell into water and was rescued by people on sailing vessel. Authorities said the victim was unresponsive. A Golden Gate Cast Guard crew took control, bringing the individual to emergency responders in Tiburon for medical treatment.
San Francisco police later confirmed that in spite of life saving efforts by bystanders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Authorities said there were no other reported injuries, SFPD was trying to contain the center-console vessel left unmanned when the person fell into water as the vessel is currently doing circles on San Francisco Bay.
Investigators from the SFPD Traffic Collision Investigations Unit will investigate the accident. No arrests have been made and this remains and open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
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