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Winds, waves blamed for deadly OC boating accident

Strong winds and huge waves are being blamed for a deadly boating accident near Dana Point on Sunday.
May 30, 2011 12:14:30 AM PDT
Strong winds and huge waves are being blamed for a deadly boating accident near Dana Point on Sunday.

The boat, with two men and two women aboard, was pinned against the rocks just off Dana Strand Beach when a large wave swept everyone overboard. Three of them were later found safely on the beach.

Mark Benet, a 46-year-old resident of Orange, was pulled from the water and rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

Officials say none of the boaters were wearing life jackets or floatation devices.


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