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Man Fell from Boat is Okay

By SEO Admin on November 13, 2012

Florida Today-November 13, 2012-According to the article no one was injured after a man fell out of a fishing boat Monday near Pineda Cause in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. His boat circled the Banana River after the vessel was no longer in his control. Fortunately, the boater was able to swim to shore near the 8400 block of Tropical Trail just minutes before the his boat flipped over and came to a stop in the water. The article goes onto say the boat was spotted around 10:45 a.m. circling the river. The Brevard County sheriffs helicopter was called out to help search for anyone in the water. The boat later flipped over and washed up near the shoreline.

Recreational Boating Accidents

Every year, hundreds of people are seriously injured or killed in recreational boating accidents on United States waterways. In 2006 alone, there were 710 reported boating-related fatalities, according to the United States Coast Guard. Unfortunately, the thrill of piloting a speed boat or other watercraft across a patch of crystal blue ocean water is far too often shattered by a tragic, sometimes deadly boating accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured on the water in or around Melbourne, contact an experienced boating accident attorney from our established personal injury firm to schedule a free consultation and evaluation of the incident. The injured party may be entitled to recover financial damages as compensation for their injuries.

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