Four people were rescued and hospitalized after their sailboat capsized off the shore of Redondo Beach on Wednesday morning, February 08, 2023.
According to the Redondo Beach Police Department, the boat accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. off the coast of Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County.
Responders from the Police and Redondo Beach Fire Department arrived at the scene after receiving reports of people on the pier/boardwalk hearing shouts for help from out in the ocean. They headed to the area via a police/fire boat and found three people floating in the water, clinging to coolers and other objects from the sunken sailboat.
Another boat occupant was promptly located by the rescue boat; all four were hoisted aboard and taken to the dock. Two victims required Advanced Life Support (ALS) and two required Basic Life Support (BLS) before being taken to local hospitals.
At this moment, there has been no attempt taken by the authorities to recover the sunken boat. The cause of the sinking has yet to be established as the investigation continues.
Boat Accident Statistics
A reported fifty people lost their lives in boating accidents in 2016, per the California Division of Boating and Waterways. Similar death tolls occurred over the preceding decade (ranging from a low of 38 to a high of 55). This statistic translates to almost four deaths per month in California due to boating accidents.
Though death or serious injury due to drowning is the worst-case scenario in every boating accident, it is not the only one. In 2016, boating incidents caused approximately $4 million in property damage and 266 reported injuries, according to the Division. Lost wages, medical costs, and other economic damages due to the injuries totaled more than $4 million. According to the data, boating accidents can be extremely expensive.
What to Do After a Boat Accident
When someone is hurt or killed in a boat accident, it must be reported right away. When questioned, stick to the facts and avoid offering your assumptions. The victim might experience remorse and guilt even if their actions were completely innocent. It’s possible that the insurance company would use any evidence of such behavior as grounds to deny the claim if it came to light.
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Boat Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles County
If you or a loved one have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, you should consult a lawyer about your legal rights and choices. Anyone who suffers a personal injury or wrongful death should receive monetary compensation for their hardships. Our highly regarded legal counsel can evaluate your case and advise you on the next steps, such as whether or not to submit a claim and how much that claim is worth.
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