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No recording device found at site of fatal San Dimas boat crash

October 18, 2011 | 10:25 am

Frank G. Bonelli Park

Divers plumbed the Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas for a recording device that might have captured a water crash that killed three but came up empty, officials said Tuesday.

A motor boat and personal watercraft collided Saturday afternoon, killing the three occupants of the watercraft, Mari-Con Abello, 34, of Escondido; her mother, Aurora Yeso, 59, of San Dimas; and Anesia Barba Bautista, 59, of Glendora.

They were pronounced dead at the reservoir in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park. The four occupants of the motorboat were treated for injuries at hospitals and released.

Divers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles County Lifeguard were searching for a video camera that was mounted to the front of the watercraft.

They did not find the camera but found the hood of the craft. An accident re-creation specialist will examine it to learn more about the cause of the collision. 

Officials said previously that the boat driver was not intoxicated.

Sheriff's officials said they expected the lake to reopen Tuesday.


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Photo: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. Credit: KTLA-TV