Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

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Update by the Edhat Staff
9:12 a.m., July 10, 2017

One person has died in a boating accident in the Santa Barbara Harbor on Sunday afternoon.

Roger the Scanner Guy initially reported the call was described as a jet ski colliding with a sailboat next to Stearn's Wharf. However, emergency personnel discovered it was a solo accident where the sailboat overturned.

One person died while three others were uninjured. 

Edhat will update this story with more information as it becomes available.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
2:53 p.m., July 9, 2017

Water rescue response to Stearn's Wharf. The initial call was a jet skier versus a boat. Three people in the water, one Code Blue.

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a-1558538623 Jul 10, 2017 07:10 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

RIP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.keyt.com/traffic/boat-reportedly-crashes-into-a-jet-ski-off-stearns-wharf/583473128

yourfakereality Jul 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

If the "first responder" guild wants to pretend they can't load one old man into an ambulance without clearing the wharf, I can't stop them. On the other hand, they can't stop me from wondering if this isn't just another in a long line of disaster training drills, and the fire department doesn't want any witnesses to the deception. If that's what this is, it certainly would explain the confusion over details like whether or not a jet ski was involved and the total number of "victims". (If the Harbor Patrol "say that others says they are accounted for...", it may satisfy some, but that doesn't make any sense to me - sorry, but it just sounds like BS to me.)

Mesarats Jul 09, 2017 11:42 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

What I heard ar the harbor today was there was no jetski involved, but a single sail boat approximately a mile off the harbor turned and a 60ish year old man, who didn't know how to swim and didn't have life vest/flotation device on and drowned.

Roger Jul 09, 2017 04:11 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

It was a Jet Ski vs a Sail Boat the boat has been towed back into the harbor and might be near the wharf.

Roger Jul 09, 2017 03:10 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

Sounds like he has been transported.. I hope he makes it........Roger over and out.

Roger Jul 09, 2017 03:05 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

Last I heard they were loading the victim onto the wharf to be loaded into the AMR Unit and were trying to clear the area to get the victim transported...Possible block of Cabrillo East and West.

Roger Jul 09, 2017 03:01 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

This is a Jet Ski vs a Boat a mile to a mile and a half out......Now there is one patient Code Blue they want people off the Wharf so they can load this guy and get him transported....One Patient the 3 that were in the water are OK...

Roger Jul 09, 2017 02:58 PM
Fatal Boat Accident in Harbor

3 in the Water possibly being assisted by other boaters...Cannot account for the ones that were in the water but Harbor Patrol say that others says they are accounted for...One is on another boat possibly the Harbor Patrol boat being given CPR...

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