A MILLIONAIRE has been arrested after his 11-year-old son died when he was allegedly hit by his dad’s boat after falling overboard.
Javier A. Burillo, 57, who is a member of one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, was over the alcohol limit at the time of the crash on Sunday cops said.
Javier Burillo, 57, pictured with his estranged wife, was arrested on Sunday[/caption]
He was driving the boat in waters near Angel Island, north of San Francisco, when his sons, aged 11 and 27, were thrown overboard when the boat hit a wave, reports claim.
The boys were allegedly hit by the boat when their dad tried to rescue them, according to the Marin Independent Journal.
Burillo, who is a property developer, drove to a yacht club, where the 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead.
The boy’s 27-year-old brother also injured his leg in the incident after being tossed from the boat.
Tiburon police chief Michael Cronin said Burillo called authorities at 7pm, saying his son was injured and unconscious.
“He was grief-stricken but completely cooperative,” Cronin said in an interview.
“I really cannot imagine his grief,” Cronin said.
The older brother was then taken to hospital where he also spoke to investigators.
Burillo was on arrested Sunday at his multimillion-dollar home in the bay front community of Belvedere.
He was held on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with a vessel, willful harm or injury to a child and operating a boat while under the influence.
But the wealthy developer is believed to have been released on $1m (£806,155) bail.
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Burillo, whose full name is Javier Burillo Azcarraga, is known for developing lavish hotels and restaurants throughout Mexico.
The Azcarraga family founded Grupo Televisa SA, which produces Spanish-language television programming across Latin America and dominates news coverage in Mexico.
The boys were hit by the boat when their dad tried to rescue them, reports claim[/caption]
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