La Porte, TX – Three Siblings Drown At Sylvan Beach Park
La Porte, TX (August 9, 2019) – On August 8, just before 7:30 p.m., a family of six was enjoying a nice evening in the water at Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte when things went terribly wrong.
According to reports, a family from the Houston area was swimming in the park when they began having trouble in the water.
The four children, ranging in ages between 7-years-old and 13-years old, were all pulled under the water. The parents and bystanders began searching frantically for the children without any luck.
A bystander was able to locate a 10-year-old boy in the water and pull him up to safety.
Unfortunately, the three other children, ages 13, 11, and 7, were located a short time later and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 10-year-old boy was treated at the scene and released.
At this time, the incident remains under investigations.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Drowning Incidents in Texas
In Texas, property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safe places for visitors. Although we commonly assume these laws apply to homeowners and private property owners, the requirements extend to those who run and maintain public premises as well.
Property owners with swimming areas are required to properly maintain their properties. Victims who are injured, or families who lose loved ones in Texas, should contact a Texas premises liability attorney as soon as possible to explore legal options available for them.
The Benton Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys in Texas have helped numerous victims with premises liability claims lakes and other public areas with adequate supervision. Our law firm is dedicated to helping those who suffer hold at-fault parties responsible for their actions. If you were injured, or your loved one died, due to the negligent acts of another person, contact our wrongful death attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for you.
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