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Friday September 11th, 2015 :: 01:20 p.m. PDT


Catalina Island Resident Fatally Struck by Boat, Thursday, September 10, 2015, @AvalonLASD

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, at approximately 12:10 p.m. 22-year-old Belinda Joanne Nguyen was fatally struck by a boat while snorkeling in the mooring field in the Isthmus Cove at Catalina Island.

Avalon Sheriff’s Station, Two Harbors Harbor Patrol and Isthmus Baywatch personnel responded to the accident.  When the deputies and additional personnel arrived, they learned Belinda Nguyen who was snorkeling had been fatally struck in the head by a boat’s propeller.

Belinda Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her body was transported by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rescue helicopter, Air-5, personnel to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office. 

There is no additional information available at this time.

The investigation is being conducted by collision investigators at Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s Station.


Please contact Avalon Sheriff’s Station with any further questions at (310) 510-0174.


Avalon Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Avalon and the unincorporated communities of Santa Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, and the ocean waters between the islands and mainland Southern California.




Written By:

Douglas Fetteroll, Captain

Avalon Sheriff’s Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

215 Sumner Avenue

Avalon, CA 90704

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