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Fatal Incident Involving a Jet Ski Collision Underneath Coronado Bridge

On November 19, 2021 at 12:26 p.m., the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department received a radio call of a possible vessel collision underneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge involving four jet skis, with one of the involved subjects not breathing. A United States Coast Guard vessel in the area responded to the scene. Members of the Coast Guard pulled the unresponsive person from the water, began CPR, and brought them to a nearby dock. Harbor Police officers met the Coast Guard vessel at the dock and assisted with CPR.

The San Diego Fire Department responded to the scene and took over CPR. A short time later, the individual was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

The victim is a male, 20 to 30 years of age. His identity is not being released at this time. Other individuals involved in the incident were transported to various medical facilities for non-life-threatening injuries. The incident is currently under investigation.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant T.D. De La Peña at 619.686.6568.

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The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.


Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.

Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.