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1 dead, 10 hospitalized in Alamitos Bay boat crash, authorities say

Early reports indicate speed may have been a factor in the crash, according to LBFD.

1 dead, 10 hospitalized in Alamitos Bay boat crash, authorities say
48-foot pleasure boat that crashed onto the rocks of the Alamitos Bay jetty on the night of Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Photo courtesy LBFD.

One person is dead and 10 others are injured after a boat they were on crashed into the rocks of the Alamitos Bay jetty Wednesday night, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.

Authorities said a 48-foot pleasure boat, which had 11 people aboard, may have been speeding when it crashed into the rocks around 9:21 p.m.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, LBFD Capt. Jake Heflin said. He was only identified by authorities as a man between 40 to 50 years old.

Ten other passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment, authorities said, adding that three are in critical condition.

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