High-speed boat crash leaves one dog missing, one person hurt, LBFD says

One dog is presumed dead and one person is injured after a 65-foot boat crashed into the Long Beach breakwater late Wednesday night, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.

Department lifeguards responded when the powerboat collided with rocks at a high speed at 11:30 p.m., according to the LBFD.

Two people and two dogs were rescued from the water, according to the department. Another dog is still missing and presumed dead. One person was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.