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Divers search for recording device in fatal jet ski crash

October 17, 2011 | 12:50 pm

Photo: Scene of the accident in San Dimas. Credit: KTLA-TV
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.

Divers planned to spend Monday plumbing the Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas for a recording device that may have information about a crash between a motor boat and a jet ski that killed three women.

Deputies assigned to the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau-Emergency Services Detail as divers, along with Los Angeles County Lifeguard divers, are searching the water for a recording device 
that was mounted to the women's watercraft.

The boat and watercraft collided Saturday afternoon in the reservoir, located in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park.

The women who died were all on the jet ski. They were identified by coroner's officials as 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 scene. The four occupants of the motorboat were treated for injuries at hospitals and released.

Authorities have said the powerboat driver was not intoxicated. It was unclear whether the women who died had been drinking.

Officials asked anyone with information to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous calls may be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

[For the record: 3:25 p.m., Oct. 17: Based on information provided by the L.A. County coroner’s office, an earlier post incorrectly identified one of the women killed in the accident as Maricon Yeso.]


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Photo: Scene of the accident in San Dimas. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5