Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received a call around 1:20 a.m. that a dinghy, carrying 5 passengers, collided with another boat speeding near Descanso Bay.
One of the passengers, who was identified as the former CEO’s son was aboard the dinghy was killed in the crash. Three others aboard the vessel were reported injured and transported by helicopter to UCLA Medical Center.
Two of the passengers suffered minor injuries, while a third passenger suffered a head wound.
A fifth passenger was thrown off the boat and reported missing. The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot response boat from the Los Angeles station and a helicopter and four surface assets were sent out to find the missing person.
However, recovery efforts were suspended early Sunday evening, but was expected to resume Monday.
It is unclear how the boating accident occurred and is under investigation.
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