Sailboat Survivors Released from Hospital

By Tiffany Parker
|  Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011  |  Updated 5:57 AM PDT
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Image Captures Sailboat Before Accident

Image Captures Sailboat Before Accident

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Image Captures Sailboat Before Accident

Shelter Island residents Diana Roberts and Stanley Pendleton saw an overloaded boat that seemed out of place on San Diego Bay Sunday. They were so shocked, they decided to take a picture. It turns out the boat captured in the image is the same one that capsized Sunday evening, killing two and injuring eight others.
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Two of the women who nearly drowned when a sailboat overturned in San Diego Bay are home from the hospital.

The mother and grandmother of the Chen family were among the 10 victims involved in a sailing accident on March 27.

The grandmother left the hospital on Saturday. Ten people, nine of them related, were aboard when the sailboat suddenly capsized.

Jun Chen, 48, and his father Chao Chen, 73, died.

David Casey, an attorney representing the family, said the family is grieving but grateful for the rescuers who came to their aid that day.

“They want to thank each of you that came up to the boat and helped the Chen family you may not realize it but you saved lives for what you did,” Casey said.

The family hopes to eventually meet the rescuers.

The two children also aboard the boat are said to be doing well.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway to determine who is responsible for the accident.
 

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