The pastor of Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos has sustained critical injuries in a Catalina boat crash that also hurt two other passengers, according to a news report.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said that Pastor Bayless Conley was at the helm of a 22-foot boat when it crashed into the Isthmus of Catalina Island near Arrow Point. He and another person were seriously injured; Conley was airlifted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the other person was airlifted to Long Beach Memorial Hospital.
The second passenger on the boat sustained minor injuries and was also taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for treatment.
Investigators said the cause of the crash has been classified as operator error; there was no evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved.
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