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Man Rescued after Boating Accident; Remains Hospitalized

A boating accident on the evening of September 22 near Long Island has left one man in the hospital in critical condition, according to ABC News. Six passengers were aboard the ship that went down in rough waters two miles south of the Rockway Inlet. Two young boys, ages 8 and 10, were rescued out of the water off the coast of Atlantic Beach. All six passengers were rescued and one was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Martin Safer and John Bologna were two of the rescuers at the scene. Initially only five of the passengers were rescued and one remained missing. The missing man was discovered later on by a diver from the New York Police Department and rushed to Staten Island University Hospital.

“It was incredibly lucky, just incredibly lucky,” says Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack. The accident remains under investigation, although the water conditions were extremely rough at the time of the accident. Latti & Anderson LLP has helped countless victims and their families recover damages caused by negligence in recreational boating accidents. Please contact our firm for a free consultation.

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One thought on “Man Rescued after Boating Accident; Remains Hospitalized”

  1. It is incredible that rescue divers were able to locate this man while he was still alive, and they should be commended for their quick response which led to saving the man—that is not usually the case with the divers. A thorough investigation of this accident is necessary to prevent similar ones in the future. If the boat operator or manufacturer was negligent, injured parties are entitled to damages.

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