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LONG ISLAND, NY – Three children were killed following a boat accident Wednesday night near Long Island.
According to Nassau County police, the children were found dead inside the cabin of a boat which capsized as it was returning to shore from a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.
Authorities say 24 of the 27 people onboard were rescued, but the victims, a boy and two girls, were trapped inside the cabin as the boat sank near Oyster Bay.
Police have identified the young victims as David Aurelino, 12, Harley Treanor, 11, and Victoria Gaines, 8, of Suffolk County.
The vessel, a 34-foot yacht, was one of over 100 boats that were out on the water for the holiday. The passengers were all friends and family members.
Police don’t yet know what caused the accident.
Boat accidents like this one can be extremely serious, often leading to fatalities. Whether it is because of weather conditions or someone’s negligence, anyone who has been involved in a boat accident is entitled to seek legal help for their injuries or losses. Contact an accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options and file a case to ensure you rights are upheld.
Accident lawyers can help you regardless of the type of accident or extent of the injuries incurred. Whether you were the victim of a car crash, slip and fall, workplace injury, or medical malpractice case, your personal injury attorney will fight so you can obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and will ensure your case ends with the best possible outcome.
SAN DIEGO, CA – A boat accident that resulted in the deaths of four competitors in the annual Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race is under investigation.
U.S. Sailing has appointed a five-person team at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard of San Diego to investigate the sinking of the Aegean off the coast of Mexico on April 26.
The incident marked the first time in the 65-year history of the race that casualties occurred. Kevin Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach; William Reed Johnson, 57, of Torrance; Joseph Lester Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, Fla.; and the boat’s skipper Theo Mavromatis, 49, of Redondo Beach were killed in the boat accident.
The panel has been asked to review boat safety and equipment, while the Coast Guard conducts a separate investigation into the sinking.
Some speculate the sailboat was struck by a larger vessel, while another theory involves the sailboat hitting rocks on the shoreline of one of the Coronado Islands.
Boat accidents can be just as severe as auto accidents or workplace injuries. Safety rules also apply while in the waters and if someone is guilty of operating a vessel negligently or if there were conditions on the boat itself that rendered it unsafe, victims may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone you know was involved in a boat accident in California, turn to an accident lawyer for help immediately.
California accident attorneys work hard to get you and your loved ones the benefits you deserve, including money damages, medical care, lost wages, and property damage reimbursement. They will see to it that those responsible for you accident are held accountable and will make sure you obtain justice for your injuries and losses.