Here is a link to something that I am sure every small boat captain fears. A Coast Guard CA is convening an Article 32 hearing to inquire into charges against 4 Coast Guard enlisted crew members whose boat collided with and killed an 8-year old boy last year, according to the LA Times. The Times reports that:
Three families were on a 24-foot Sea Ray when it was struck by a 33-foot Coast Guard craft allegedly skimming through the water at a high rate of speed the night of Dec. 20.
Eight-year-old Anthony DeWeese from the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood of San Diego was killed and five members of the three families were injured. The boy died of “blunt force trauma,” according to the county medical examiner.
Witnesses alleged that the Coast Guard vessel was speeding recklessly. The Coast Guard initially said its vessel was rushing to help a stranded boat.
Sounds like a tragedy all the way around.