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One dead after Coast Guard vessel collides with fishing vessel near Puerto Rico

A Coast Guard vessel collided with a fishing vessel in waters off Puerto Rico, killing one and injuring another, the US Coast Guard said Monday night.

The Coast Guard identified the person killed as Carlos Rosario, a fisherman who was on a 23-foot fishing boat called Desa Cata. His brother, Samuel Rosario Beltran, was injured. About 4 nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico, on Monday afternoon, a crash occurred between Desakata and He Winslow Griesser, a 154-foot centennial-class fast-response cutter, according to the coast. said the guard. 

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Carlos Rosario," San Juan Coast Guard commander Capt. José Diaz said in a statement. "I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones and wish them strength during this most difficult time." It said a "thorough" investigation into the crash would be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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