A man killed Wednesday evening in a boating accident near Redwood
City was identified Thursday as Yong Sun, 39, of Burlingame, according to the
San Mateo County coroner's bureau.
Sun was aboard a sailboat taking part in a race hosted by a local
yacht club that hit a channel marker buoy and became entangled shortly before
7 p.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Other boats had trouble reaching the damaged boat in the shallow
water, but a U.S. Geological Survey boat that happened to be nearby pulled
two people from the water and got them medical attention, Coast Guard
Sun succumbed to his injuries while the second person survived.
A total of five people were aboard the yacht when it crashed and
the other three were uninjured and eventually managed to free the boat from
the buoy, according to the Coast Guard.
The Sequoia Yacht Club confirmed Wednesday night that the boat had
been taking part in a race staged at the club, located at 441 Seaport Court
in Redwood City.