The Port of San Diego's Harbor Police have completed their report on the boat crash that killed an eight-year-old boy last December, and they have handed it over to the District Attorney's office. Last Thursday, the families that were on the recreational boat were in court regarding the wrongful death lawsuit they have filed against the Coast Guard. They are claiming negligence and wrongful death on the part of the Coast Guard, accusing Coast Guard supervisors of knowing that the boat's crew was not properly trained or supervised. The families' lawyers say that they are hoping to cause the Coast Guard to overhaul its operations in San Diego Bay.
The family of an 8-year-old boy killed last December in a boating accident in San Diego Bay during the annual Parade of Lights is still waiting for answers from the U.S. Coast Guard. The boy was riding on his family's 24-foot boat along with 12 other people from two other families in San Diego Bay when a 33-foot Coast Guard vessel responding to an emergency call crashed into them. The boy died an hour later from blunt force injuries at UCSD Medical Center. Five other people on the boat were injured, including two other young children.