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2 people rescued in Florida after boat accident

A report of 25WPBF on November 9 revealed authorities rescued two people after a boating accident took place near Jupiter Inlet.

Reports said authorities responded to the inlet after they were notified around 7:30 a.m. regarding a boat mishap. Couple Mark and Kathryn Dagostino described the incident, which occurred near their home. Reports later confirmed the two male occupants of the boat were transported to the hospital. Authorities as of reporting have not learned the extent of the injuries sustained by the two boaters. The boat, on the other hand, was pulled out from the water with the help of a truck. The Florida Wildlife Commission personnel are investigating the incident.

Unfortunately, many people suffer permanent disabilities after sustaining injuries in boat accidents. However, if you were the victim of a boating accident, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain remunerations if negligent parties are involved. Contact the legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in Fort Walton Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.


Toddler rescued in Cocoa boat accident

After being trapped under a boat for an hour in the Indian River in Florida last month, a toddler was rescued and safely returned to her parents.

According to reports, Tammy Brossard and her family were ejected from the boat they were riding after it struck power lines. Tammy’s 1-year-old daughter Kennedy went missing after the incident. Though they could hear Kennedy cry, they did not know where she was. Tammy immediately notified 911 after she found her phone. Responding personnel took 45 minutes in the water before they rescued the toddler wearing a life vest, who was stuck in the air packet inside the boat that flipped.

The legal team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. represent West Palm Beach families who have been victims of boating accidents. We strongly believe that victims of such mishaps should get compensations if negligent parties are involved. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (561) 689-8180.


Boat Accident Results in One Killed and Two Hurt

Earlier this summer, a Vero Beach resident died attempting to save a stranded boater near Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report that alcohol was involved in this unfortunate accident.

Dominic Dragan, 20, was reportedly boating recklessly by steering his boat in circles and jumping his own wakes. During one of his attempted jumps, Dragan was thrown off his boat leaving the vehicle driverless. The boat continued to circle around Dragan at high speeds. Three men witnessed the incident from a nearby beach and began swimming to rescue Dragan. The unmanned boat then tragically ran over all three men. Cody Troska, 26, was announced dead at the scene while his two friends were taken to Lawnwood Medical Center for treatment.

Boating under the influence is a serious issue and when combined with reckless boat operation an accident is almost unavoidable. The thoughts of the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. go out to the victim and his friends.


3 dead, 1 survived in Stuart boat capsize

Authorities from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office stated a boating tragedy in Stuart, Florida on April 12 killed three individuals, including a child, an article of wpbf.com reported.

According to reports, Fernandez Jones, his young son Jaden, Robert Stewart and Willis Bell sailed on a 24-foot water vessel from Sandsprit Park on April 11. Sheriff William Snyder stated that the last known communication signal with the boaters was at 9:00 a.m., after they left. The boaters reportedly attempted to prevent their boat from sinking. Several agencies were later notified after families and friends of the boaters reported the incident. The following day, three of the boaters’ body were found lifeless except for Stewart. Stewart recounted how he held on to the boat overnight until reaching the shore. Though Snyder believes there is no crime involved, state authorities will investigate the incident.

The lawyers of the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims.


Boating accident leaves 5 teens injured, 1 dead

Six teens boating along Middle River in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 12 were the victims of a serious boating accident that caused five injuries and one fatality. The boat careened into a bridge around midnight due to unknown causes. Three of the teens were in critical condition, two sustained minor injuries, and one teenager died.

One bystander noticed the boat, telling police officials that the boat full of teenagers was speeding significantly. The driver of the boat held a valid boater safety ID but was not the owner of the vessel. Investigators are still uncertain what caused the accident, and they are looking into the circumstances of the collision.

Friends of the victims spoke to authorities and the media, declaring the boating proficiency of all of the girls and boys involved. Since the accident, some of the victims have undergone surgery to treat their conditions. Two of the teenagers have been released from the hospital.

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