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Apparent Killing on Boat Leads to Arrest

October 28, 2002|From Associated Press

A man has been arrested in connection with the presumed death of a man who was thrown off a party boat in San Francisco Bay, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw someone being thrown overboard about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Police Inspector Sergio Chin said. About 275 people were aboard for a Halloween party.

Police arrested the suspect when the boat, the Royal Prince, returned to the pier, Sgt. Neville Gittens said. The unidentified man was being held Sunday on suspicion of murder, he said.

The U.S. Coast Guard used helicopters and a cutter to search through the night, but hadn't found anyone by midafternoon Sunday, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

Investigators boarded the boat at Pier 43 1/2 to interview witnesses. Chin said it was unclear whether alcohol played a role in the attack. The victim's girlfriend and several friends were with him, Chin said.

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