New Video in Parade of Lights Deadly Crash: Report

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    Caroline and Alan DeWeese, parents of Anthony DeWeese, walk to a Coast Guard court martial in Alameda, Calif., Monday, March 7, 2011. The court martial started for Coast Guard Petty officer Paul Ramos charged in connection with a deadly boat crash including charges including aggravated assault after the Coast Guard vessel crashed into a boat in San Diego Bay on Dec. 20, 2009. The crash killed 8-year-old Anthony DeWeese and left four other people seriously injured. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    New evidence has surfaced reportedly showing a Coast Guard patrol boat on the night it plowed into a private boat on San Diego Bay, killing a child.

    Home video taken from a nearby sailboat was presented as evidence Tuesday at a court-martial for Petty Officer Paul Ramos, the coast guard pilot, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

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    Tonight a North County family is looking back at the loss of a child in last year's Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay by taking the support they've gotten and paying it forward.

    Ramos faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Dec. 20 2009 crash that killed 8-year-old Anthony DeWeese during an annual boat light parade on San Diego's Bay.

    According to the U-T, the video shows the Coast Guard boat passing by as the person shooting the video can be heard saying "that's going pretty fast."

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    At San Diego Ice Arena, the kid's hockey team, the Mites are on the ice, but there is a player who is noticeably absent. Anthony DeWeese, 8, was tragically killed in Sunday's accident at the Parade of Lights.

    The collision then takes place out of frame, the paper reports, but people's reaction can be heard.

    The crash happened just after sundown in clear weather with light winds. The U.S. Coast Guard said one of its boats was responding to a report of a grounded vessel around 6 p.m. when it collided with the boat carrying DeWeese and 12 other people.

    DeWeese, who was hosting two other families on his 26-foot boat, previously told National Transportation Safety Board investigators the Coast Guard vessel came at him at an estimated 30 to 40 knots -- or 35 to 46 mph -- after a fireworks display.

    One Coast Guard crew member estimated the Coast Guard boat was going 20 to 25 knots, according to an NTSB transcript.

    DeWeese said he hit the throttle and turned right, but it was too late. After the boat struck, he found two of his sons safe. He came across Anthony face-down in a pile of life jackets, "not moving, not conscious, just in a weird position," DeWeese has said.

    The NTSB, which has released more than 4,000 pages of documents, has not said what caused the crash.

    Ian Howell, the highest-ranking member of the patrol boat crew, faces a court-martial in May on charges of negligent homicide, assault, negligence with a boat and dereliction of duty. He pleaded not guilty.

    There were three other crew members. Brittany Rasmussen was reprimanded but avoided time in the brig after pleading guilty to dereliction of duty in military court.

    The Coast Guard dropped a charge of dereliction of duty against Lavelle Teague. Jarett Koelmel was never charged.

    Anthony DeWeese was first taken to Harbor Island where paramedics tried to revive him. He was later pronounced dead at UCSD Hospital.

    Five passengers on the recreational boat were treated for injuries, including two other children.

    The NTSB spent months investigating the collision and asked for video from witnesses as part of the process.