According to ABC News, a California man was killed over Labor Day weekend in a recreational boat accident off the coast of Catalina Island.
The man was identified as the son of a former San Francisco 49ers executive. The victim was reportedly on a dinghy that was carrying five people when it collided with another vessel near Descanso Bay at about 1:20 a.m., on September 6.
In addition to the man, three people were injured in the boat accident and one person went missing. A helicopter crew from the Los Angeles County Fire Department transported injury victims to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. One of the victims reportedly suffered a serious head injury.
As of last week, the U.S. Coast Guard was assisting with finding the passenger who went missing. The accident remains under investigation. It is unclear if alcohol played a role in the collision. It is very important for victims of boating accidents to retain attorneys to protect their interests in the investigations that are occurring. More importantly, to make sure all evidence is preserved.
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Although officials are trying to determine what caused this accident, as we reported last week, many boat collisions on holidays are the result of drunken operators. You should avoid this dangerous practice, as drinking and boating can result in death and serious injuries for other people on the water.
If you are injured in a boating accident that was caused by a drunk operator or your loved one has been killed, contact our nationwide maritime injury attorneys to review how you can hold him or her liable. Visit our verdicts and settlement page to read more about the victims our law firm represents.
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