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Fatal Boat Accident Remains Under Investigation

Posted on October 26th, 2012 No Comments

Police continue to investigate a boat accident that occurred over the weekend and took the life of one man. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have stated that a 19-year-old was operating the boat when he struck a channel marker that was in the middle of the Santa Rosa Sound.

The collision caused a 20-year-old Hurlburt Field airman to be thrown from the boat. He was found 30 yards from the collision nearly four hours after emergency crews were called to the scene. Another passenger in the boat, age 23, was not injured in the crash. All three men were thrown from the boat on impact, but the other two men were able to swim to shore.

The port side of the boat also sustained serious damage. Police have estimated that the investigation may take up to eight weeks to complete because a full toxicology report will have to be done. None of the boat passengers were wearing life jackets when the collision took place.

The man killed in the collision was a member of the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and officials with the crew have stated that they are deeply saddened by this tragic accident.

Boating is an exciting activity that can be a great way to spend the weekends with your friends and family. Like other vehicles, careful driving is just as important when operating a boat  and if caution is not taken, serious boating collisions can occur.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, you need experienced and knowledgeable representation on your side that can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Jacksonville injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie today.

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