UPDATE: Son dead after boat collision near San Francisco's Hunters Point 

A father and son were pulled from the Bay on Wednesday after a motorboat collided with a dinghy near Hunters Point, north of Candlestick Park.

The son, described as being in his 20s, died at San Francisco General Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Racheal Kagan. The father, whose age is unknown, is in good condition.

The collision occurred around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when the U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from boaters saying a dinghy had capsized as a result of the collision. One person, described as a male, was able to climb aboard the hull of the dinghy to be rescued, according to U.S. Coast Guard Ens. Mark Leahey.

It is unknown what caused the two vessels to collide at that point, Leahey said. An investigation is expected to determine the cause.

The pair was rescued from their 19-foot Boston Whaler roughly three-quarters of a mile off Sierra Point around 12:30 p.m.


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