MIAMI, FL—July 28, 2011 – A Boynton Beach boat operator was killed in a violent boating accident in upstate New York on June 23. The boat crash, which left two addition accident victims injured, occurred on Lake Seneca in close proximity to Watkins Glen, according to information provided by the Associated Press.
While details concerning the fatal boating accident remained scarce, officials from the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that an unspecified vessel slammed into a breakwall on the south side of Lake Seneca. Authorities identified the operator of the crashed boat as 42-year-old Boynton Beach man Michael Tangye.
That Florida boater lost his life in the unfortunate boat wreck, while two additional passengers, whom deputies identified as 24-year-old Ashley Kay and 25-year-old Joseph Hager, were rushed to Pennsylvania-based Robert Packer Hospital following the fatal boat accident. As of July 25, medical staff listed the two survivors in stable condition. Investigations into the deadly boat crash are expected to be underway.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) statistics suggested there were 668 boat accidents, resulting in 79 boating deaths and 389 injuries, reported during the year 2010. Furthermore, Florida has more boating accidents than any other state in the nation.
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With four decades of experience litigating the multifaceted personal injury and wrongful death claims of boat and cruise line passengers who are hurt or assaulted onboard, the knowledgeable Florida boating accident lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz are dedicated to protecting the rights of these individuals and fighting to provide them with the compensation they deserve. Working closely with the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Miami personal injury attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. strive to provide justice to individuals who suffer serious injuries in a wide variety of boating accidents.