A millionaire was arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son died on a boating trip.
Javier A. Burillo, 57, was driving his boat with his two sons aged 11 and 27 on Sunday, both sons reportedly fell overboard.
Authorities believe the two sons were thrown overboard when the boat hit a wave.
Tiburon Police Chief Michael Cronin said Burillo helped both his sons get back on the boat, then transported them to Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, in California where the 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead.
"Tragically and unfortunately, one child sustained severe traumatic injuries as result of this incident and his death was pronounced on the scene at the yacht club, dockside," the Marin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, according to ABC News.
According to ABC News, Burillo allegedly ran over his son.
The police also said Burillo was the one who called the authorities at around 7pm on Sunday.
Burillo was arrested at his multimillion-dollar home in the bay front community of Belvedere in San Francisco, according to AP.
According to ABC News, a search warrant was served at Burillo’s Belvedere home.
He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with a vessel, wilful harm or injury to a child and operating a boat while under the influence.
The 27-year-old son suffered cuts to his leg and was transported to hospital. He has reportedly spoken to investigators.
Jail records show Burillo was released on $1 million bail on Monday afternoon.
Search warrant being served at Belvedere home of hotel owner Javier Burillo. He faces manslaughter charges after boating accident that killed is 11 year old son. No word what police hope tonfind. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/PTzLWu4HfU— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) September 16, 2019
Property records seen by AP show Burillo’s full name to be Javier Burillo Azcarraga.
The Azcarraga family founded Grupo Televisa SA, a media empire that produces Spanish-language television programming seen across Latin America and dominates news coverage in Mexico.
Burillo is a property developer, known for lavish hotels and restaurants throughout Mexico. Cronin said Burillo was well-known and liked in the Tiburon-Belvedere community.
Burillo’s Martin County home was purchased for $A14.8 million in 2004, according to AP. US property records also show he and his wife own properties in San Diego and Sausalito.
In 1989, he married the daughter of the late Mexican President, Miguel Aleman. At the time of the 1989 wedding, he owned several commercial properties and various other real-estate holdings.
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