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Families in fatal boat crash sue Coast Guard

Three families involved in a Coast Guard boat crash that killed an 8-year-old boy in December sued the federal government for wrongful death and negligence, with hopes of making the service overhaul how it operates on San Diego Bay.

Five days before Christmas, Anthony Cole DeWeese was on his family's 24-foot Sea Ray with 12 others attending the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights when the pleasure boat was hit by a 33-foot Coast Guard vessel rushing to help a grounded boater.

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