Michael Harris, the son of former San Francisco 49ers chief executive Peter Harris, was killed Monday in a boat collision off Santa Catalina island in Southern California.
TV station KTVU in San Francisco said a good Samaritan reported the collision between a dinghy and another boat about a quarter-mile east of Casino Point at 1:21 a.m.
“Today our family, the community and, yes, the world, lost a truly spectacular young man," Harris wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. "Our son Michael died this morning while living his life as he did every day, with kindness, friendship, love of family, caring for others, having fun, being a friend, and as one of the really good guys. He was killed early this morning in a wasteful and tragic event while a passenger in a boat that was hit near Catalina."
Three other people were injured and one person was missing after the collision, Coast Guard spokeswoman Sondra-Kay Kneen told the TV station. She said two of the injured had minor injuries and a third had a head injury and that Los Angeles County firefighters took the three injured people to the UCLA Medical Center for treatment, she said.
Rescuers searched for the missing boater until Monday evening, when they suspended the search pending additional information, she said.