San Augustine, TX – Man Drowned When Boat Capsized At Sam Rayburn Lake
San Augustine, TX (April 19, 2019) – On Thursday, the Texas Game Wardens reported to the scene of a boat accident at Sam Rayburn Lake.
According to Capt. Heath Braggs, a boat capsized in the lake, near Rayburn Park due to rough and windy conditions. When crews arrived at the scene of the incident, they rescued a 24-year-old man who was wearing a life vest in the water. The second person located, a 58-year-old man, was pronounced deceased by rescue crews.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim or who lost his life in this terrible accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Boat Accidents In Texas
Over 200 boat accidents occur annually throughout Texas. Unfortunately, these incidents result in over 80 injuries and 20 fatalities. Sadly, the state of Texas leads the nation in the number of recreational deaths that occur each year.
When victims lose their lives in boating accidents, it is crucial for surviving family members to contact a Texas boat accident attorney as soon as possible. There may be an underlying cause as to why the accident occurred, which may place liability upon another party.
Texas wrongful death attorneys from the Benton Law Firm have helped victims, and surviving relatives, since 2005 get the compensation and justice they deserve for their claims. Our firm is dedicated to helping those harmed get full and fair compensation to cover medical and funeral expenses as well as lost wages. Contact our accident injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for your claim.
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