13-Year-Old Injured after Massachusetts Boating Accident A 13-year-old boy was critically injured on September 2 when he was struck by a boat while tubing with friends at the Hingham Yacht Club. The boy was riding a tube being pulled by a motorboat with two other teenage friends in a designated water skiing and tubing area…

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Boston Maritime Attorneys Emphasize Investigation in Recreational Boating Accidents A 35-year-old woman died after being crushed between a boat and the MacArthur Causeway on the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami, Florida. WTVJ-TV reported that Janette Africano was on an 18-foot vessel being operated by 35-year-old Javier Lorente on January 12, 2012. The boat was southbound when…

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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…

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Maryland State Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr. has admitted to drinking alcohol before operating a motorboat involved in an Aug. 22 collision on the Magothy River. Four adults and five children were injured in the recreational boating accident, which sent Dwyer and five others to the hospital. The most seriously injured victim was a 5-year-old…

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At about 10:30 p.m. on June 18, a fishing vessel travelling at a high rate of speed on Lake Lanier, Ga., struck a pontoon boat with 13 people aboard, resulting in the deaths of two brothers. Jake Prince, 9, died at the scene of the crash. Griffin Prince, 13, was thrown overboard by the impact,…

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Boat Propeller Severs Teen’s Leg Last Tuesday, 15-year-old Abby Mueller lost part of her leg in a recreational boating accident on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine. She was riding on the bow of a 24-foot motorboat when it struck a submerged rock, sending her flying over the front of the boat. The boat then ran…

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A group of family members and friends were on their way home from a fireworks display on July 4 when their 34-foot yacht, the CANDI ONE, capsized in Oyster Bay. Three children, ages 8, 11 and 12, died in the accident, and 24 other people were rescued. According to NBC 4 New York, Nassau County…

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Federal law requires that boating accidents be reported if: A person dies A person disappears from the vessel and the circumstances suggest injury or death A person has sustained an injury requiring medical treatment beyond simple first aid Property damage totals $2,000 or more (some states require reporting of lower amounts) The boat has been…

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