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Coast Guard found at fault in fatal 2009 San Diego collision

July 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Federal investigators found the U.S. Coast Guard at fault in a deadly San Diego boat accident that killed a child in 2009.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the Coast Guard vessel was traveling at dangerous speeds when it struck a pleasure boat during a December 2009 holiday parade on San Diego Bay.

The 33-foot Coast Guard boat was going as fast as 48 miles per hour at the time. It was responding to a grounded sailboat that was in danger of taking on water.

An 8-year-old boy died in the crash and four others were injured.