Yacht crashes into Balboa Pier, passengers rescued from water

A boat crashed into the Balboa Pier near Balboa Boulevard and A Street in Newport Beach Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (Troy Case)
September 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A yacht crashed into the Balboa Pier near Balboa Boulevard and A Street in Newport Beach Sunday.

Thirteen people were onboard the boat when it crashed at about 8:15 p.m.

Some of the passengers had to be rescued from 5- to 6-foot surf by firefighters and lifeguards.

No injuries were reported.

The boat is a 55-foot Sea Ray yacht.

The pier was scheduled to be closed Monday for city engineers to assess the damage to the structure.

The cause of the incident was under investigation; visibility and fog may be factors.

It was earlier reported that the Newport Pier was struck.


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