Statement on Paleto Bay Pier Boat Collision
2nd of July, 2023
LSFD Public Service Officer Olivia Warren
- This is an official statement issued by the Los Santos Fire Department's Community Liaison Office in response to the Paleto Bay Pier Boat Collision which occurred on the 1st of July.
On the 1st of July 2023, at approximately 20:00 a distress signal was received by Los Santos County Lifeguards on the Vessel Traffic Service radio channel by a fishing ship. Lifeguard Tower One made contact with the vessel and received information that the vessel possibly crashed into a pier, just at the end of Procopio Promenade, and that it was stuck. Los Santos County Lifeguards' Baywatch Command dispatched Swiftwater Rescue 10 and Rapid Response Dinghy 12, and Fireboat 1 to investigate the scene while LSFD's Paleto Bay Station 1 dispatched Engine 1 for additional support and manpower.
Upon arrival, Engine 1 arrived first and did their scene size up. They determined there was one occupant without injuries, and found the vessel without major structural damage, but stuck and unable to move away from the pier. The Paleto Bay Pier did not suffer any major damage from the collision. Additional units were dispatched for the recovery operation. Lifeguard 12, beach patrol unit was dispatched and helped carry out the water towing operation which concluded the incident. Fireboat 1 used its towing equipment to safely pull the beached ship off the pier and from shore, returning it to a safe place.
During the operation San Andres Park Rangers assisted the work of our lifeguards and firefighters, the scene was clear to enter by civilian personnel after the recovery operation was concluded.
- Public Service Officer - Olivia Warren
: LG-12, SW-10, E-1, RRD-12, FB-1