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Freezing to Death in the Water

If you thought that hypothermia was only a danger in cold water, you thought wrong. Hypothermia is a common boating injury, and it can occur in waters as warm as 80 degrees. Hypothermia sets in when the body’s core internal temperature drops below the point where normal body functions occur. Whether you are on a boat, personal watercraft or swimming, you should know the warnings signs of hypothermia. The first signs that your body is losing heat are involuntary shivering and goose bumps erupting on your skin. It is your body telling you to seek warmth. If you do not warm your body, the shivering stops and your body begins the shutting down process. The blood flow to your arms and legs slows down and your speech begins to slur. Your muscles will then lose coordination and your breathing becomes slow and erratic. The next step is loss of consciousness and…
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Boaters Fail to Help Woman they Ran Over – She Later Dies

“Hey lady, are you all right?” That was the question that three men in a boat asked an injured woman they had just run over with their boat in a Utah lake. The men then sped off without offering aid to the bleeding woman. The woman died in the August boating accident. Her family recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the three men. The suit alleges that the men were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time they hit the woman in the boat. She was swimming and they failed to see her in the water, according to the complaint. When they ran her over, the boat’s propeller cut into her torso and lower abdomen. The wrongful death suit alleges that there were other unnamed men in the boat as well at the time of the accident. They allege that the men failed to help the…
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Family Sues Boat Maker and Captain for Fatal Accident

A tragic boating accident last year in San Diego that claimed the lives of two men has resulted in a lawsuit against the boat manufacturer and the boat’s operator. In a report at 10news.com, 10 people were aboard the boat earlier this year on San Diego Bay. The boat capsized sending everyone into the water. A 73-year-old man and his 48-year-old son drowned in the accident. Family members filed their lawsuit late last year, claiming the operator allowed too many passengers aboard. An earlier investigation by the San Diego Harbor Police found that the boat was overloaded at the time of the accident. The family is also suing the boat manufacturer for warning that were allegedly missing from the boat. The manufacturer said decals on the boat instruct how to fill the ballast tanks to prevent tipping and insure self-righting of the boat. The family’s attorney said the decals were…
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Tubing Death the Day before School Begins

The victim’s family wanted to make it known that their son and his friends were not drinking when their son list his life in a boating accident late last month. The fatal accident happened in Coral Springs while three teenage boys were boating in a canal, according to a report at wsvn.com. The 17-year-old victim was in an inner tube behind the boat. The inner tube struck the canal’s bank and the impact killed the boy. Coral Springs Police arrived at the scene and found the teen dead. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating the incident. So far, authorities have not charged the boat’s driver with anything. The victim was supposed to start his senior year in high school the following day. While boating, tubing and other water activities can be fun, they are also responsible for thousands of injuries ever year. According to the U.S….
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69-Year-Old Man Speaks about Boating Accident that Amputated his Leg

A 69-year-old Florida man who lost his leg in a horrific boating accident in February spoke to local news outlet earlier for this month. It is the man’s first interview since a boat ran over him while he was swimming near Naples’ Vanderbilt Beach this past winter. The man spoke to winknews.com about the catastrophic accident. On February 26, he was only in the water for about a minute when the boat drove right over him. The boat’s propeller cut off his left leg just below the knee. He said he looked down and saw that his left leg was gone, and that he thought he was going to die. He was out of the hospital one week later and back at his home in Bonita Springs. He said he does not hate the boater who ran him over, and his focus is on recovering the best he can. He…
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