Orlando boating accident lawyers
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has opened an investigation into a fatal boating accident that occurred this Easter weekend just off the coast of Miami Beach, involving a dangerous jetty that has caused previous deadly collisions.
A collision on Thursday, January 10th, inside of West Cocoa left numerous people in the hospital while units working with the Brevard County Fire Rescue were engaged in cleaning up and investigating the incident. Early reports suggest that the airboat accident took place close to the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp which is located along a stretch of the St. Johns River that parallels State Road 520.
A boating accident that happened on Melbourne’s Lake Washington on Sunday, January 6th, resulted in one individual suffering from a leg injury. Reports from Florida Today indicate that it was sometime around 2:30 in the afternoon when the incident took place. The precise location of the incident is not currently clear, although the news report did state that the 6000 block of Lake Washington Road was perhaps a place of interest as was the boat ramp leading from this road to the lake itself.
In the middle of Orlando’s Lake Hiawassee, around 4:00 on Sunday afternoon, an overturned boat was discovered. After the boat was reached and righted by the Orlando Police Department, they discovered a good amount of fishing equipment still inside of the hold. After a lengthy search that included a team of divers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the authorities were able to uncover a wallet and several personal items that belonged to a man. According to the report, the police search also discovered a truck parked nearby that they believe was used to launch the overturned boat. Furthermore, it is believed that this car belongs to a second man.
In April, Bill Jefferson, the former commander of the Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron, wrote an editorial for News-Press detailing boating accidents in Florida. He said that Florida has more boating accidents than any other state in the U.S., and also more fatal boating accidents.