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All people aboard saved after boat capzises in US

By Ians

San Francisco, Oct 9: All passengers were saved and one was reported being in critical condition as a boat carrying dozens of children capsized in San Francisco city of the US.

A San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson initially tweeted that about 30 juveniles were aboard the boat and some were trapped under the hull as the boat capsized on Saturday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

US Coast Guard rescue crew, including divers, were dispatched to the scene off the historic Pier 45, one of the tourism destinations along the city's waterfront, in the heart of the Fisherman's Wharf neighbourhood.

An unconfirmed report from NBC Bay Area TV said a five-year-old boy was pulled out of water unconscious and resuscitated before being sent to a hospital in the city in northern California on the US west coast. Another passenger was also listed in critical condition.

There was an air show on Saturday in the skies above the waterfront, featuring US Navy Blue Angels, a flight demonstration squadron, and US Air Force's F-22 Raptor.

The event, part of the annual Fleet Week activities, usually attracts one million people around the San Francisco Bay Area.


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