Mom Dies, Son Hurt After Discovery Bay Boat Crash

BYRON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a woman is dead and her son
critically injured after their personal watercraft collided with a 23-foot boat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said 47-year-old Jill Hullen was riding with her 14-year-old son when the crash occurred Saturday afternoon near the waterfront community of Discovery Bay.

Lee said rescuers airlifted the boy to Children's Hospital Oakland shortly after the crash but could not locate his mother for several hours. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

Divers found Hullen's body in the water about 60 feet from shore
three hours after the crash. Lee said no one on the boat was injured.

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Information from: Contra Costa Times

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