3 Dead, 2 Critical After Boat Capsizes Near Catalina Island, California

By Petr Svab
Petr Svab
Petr Svab
reporter
Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.
June 26, 2016 Updated: October 5, 2018

Three men were found dead and two more are in critical condition after a boat capsized near Catalina Island in California. Two other males were reported to be in fair condition.

First respondents found a capsized 22-foot vessel on Saturday, June 25, at approximately 9:31 a.m. in the Salta Verde area of Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported on its Facebook page.

They recovered three bodies, identified as Kyung Kim, 47, of Los Angeles, Jason Noh, 62, of Buena Park, and Young Park, 64, of Los Angeles, according to local KTLA 5 TV station.

Four men were rescued and transported to hospitals. Two of them were in critical condition.

Another boat alerted the Coast Guard and people on board witnessed the tragedy. They said two large waves hit the boat and it then turned over, KTLA reported.

The investigation is being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

Petr Svab
reporter
Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.