Board to investigate fatal boat crash during Parade of Lights

The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday opened an investigation into the crash of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel into a recreational boat during the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, killing an 8-year-old boy and injuring five other people.

Anthony DeWeese of Rancho Penasquitos was fatally injured when the 33-foot government craft hit the pleasure boat he was on about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to USCG public affairs and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Medics took him to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The other patients were transported to the same Hillcrest trauma center and to Rady Children’s Hospital in Serra Mesa for treatment of “major traumas,” said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The Coast Guard vessel was responding to a report of a grounded boat when the crash occurred, authorities said. None of the five people aboard it was injured.

The Coast Guard cutter Haddock transported the victims to be treated by emergency medical personnel, according to the federal maritime agency.

The 38th annual Parade of Lights had featured a procession of nearly 80 yachts bedecked with holiday lights and other decorations.

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