Tuesday, January 04, 2005

BOAT ACCIDENT KILLS ONE UNDER BENICIA BRIDGE

01/03/05 3:55 PST
BENICIA (BCN)

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Solano County Sheriff's Office are investigating a boating accident that killed one person under the northern side of the Benicia Bridge this morning.

Coast Guard Lt. Kelly Thorkilson said the collision between a 70-foot crew boat Provider and a 14-foot pleasure craft was reported to Coast Guard Station Vallejo at 7 a.m. One person aboard the pleasure craft died and a dog was recovered from the accident scene in good condition, Thorkilson said.

There were six people aboard the Provider, which was taking bridge workers to work on the Benicia Bridge, and two people aboard the pleasure craft, Thorkilson said.

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