Police investigate cause of deadly boat crash in San Francisco Bay 

Brisbane police are currently investigating the cause of a collision between two boats Wednesday in the water near San Francisco’s Hunters Point that left a man dead.

“We are still in the initial stages of the investigation,” Brisbane police Sgt. Mario Garcia said.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Minh Troung of San Francisco.

Troung, 30, was boating with his father when their 19-foot Boston Whaler was hit by a much larger motorboat around 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.

The impact caused the smaller craft to flip over, sending the pair into the water, the Coast Guard said.

The father was able to climb on top of the capsized hull of the vessel but Troung was trapped underneath, Coast Guard officials said.

The South San Francisco Fire Department was dispatched to Oyster Point Marina around 1:30 p.m., Battalion Chief Steve Cardosi said. Initially it was thought that a friend of the son who usually went fishing with the pair also was missing, Cardosi said.

“Once the family was able to get hold of the friend and S.F. fire and water rescue personnel were able to look under the boat, the search was called off,” he said.

Both men were eventually rescued and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where the son was pronounced dead.

The father was in stable condition as of Wednesday night.

According to Brisbane Marina Headmaster Ted Warburton, the boat that collided with the dinghy was a 41-foot powerboat. The boat had resided at the marina for the last few years, he said. The owner had a previous boat stored there before this one, he added.


Bay City News contributed to this report.

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