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boat%20accident The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Patrol Unit is currently investigating a fatal boating collision.

On Sunday at about 1:48 PM, Marine Patrol Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a medical call at Sugar Barge R.V. Resort & Marina located at 1440 Sugar Barge Road, Bethel Island.

When Deputies arrived on scene they discovered the victim was in a third party’s boat en-route to the Sugar Barge R.V. Resort & Marina. They were told CPR was in progress on the victim. Fire and an ambulance also waited for the victim’s arrival. The victim had been riding a Jet-Ski.

The victim, a 57-year-old man, arrived at the marina at about 2:04 PM. He was taken to Sutter Delta Hospital in Antioch where he was later pronounced deceased.

“A preliminary investigation found that there was a collision between the victim’s Jet-Ski and a Wave Runner personal water craft,” said Lt. Doug Powell of the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol. “The accident occurred in the area of Franks Tract and Sandmound Slough. Both operators had limited experience and no boating education.”

The operator of the second personal water craft was on-scene and cooperative.

Anyone with any information on this collision is asked to contact Marine Patrol at (925) 427-8507.

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