Summer has officially arrived here in Pennsylvania and for many that means it’s time to take the boat out on the water. Doing so can present serious risks of injury or death if boaters are not cautious.
These risks were highlighted by a recent fatal Pennsylvania boating accident that occurred on the Clarion River outside of Ridgeway Township. Reports indicate the incident occurred on Sunday, May 25th, underneath the bridge along Portland Mills Road.
The Bradford Era states the a group of canoes were making their way down the river when one of the vessels carrying two people got hung up on a pylon beneath the bridge. The boat tipped, causing a female to become trapped underneath the water, while a male passenger was caught against the pylon.
The male victim suffered injuries to his leg, while the female victim drowned.
The incident leaves many boaters wondering what they can do to stay safe on the water this year. The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers with Lundy Law would suggest taking the following precautions: