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7-year-old boy dies in San Diego Bay boating accident

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name Monday of a 7-year-old boy who died over the weekend when he fell off a fishing boat alongside a dock in National City.

Sebastien Felix of Bonita was returning from a fishing outing on San Diego Bay with his father, an uncle and a family friend when he tumbled into the water near the mouth of the Sweetwater River and was struck by the motorboat's propeller about 2 p.m. Sunday, according to port officials and the county Medical Examiner's Office.

Medics took the boy to Rady Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The operator of the boat, who was docking it at Pepper Park when the accident occurred, was sober and was not expected to face charges, according to Marguerite Elicone, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego.

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