Divers and search crews recovered the body of a man that had been missing due to a boating accident. The accident happened Saturday morning on Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Two men were boating on the lake when they had stopped at a restaurant on the lake. As they departed, they were involved in an accident that resulted in 44-year-old Tony Hinson Jr. being thrown overboard. It took divers until late afternoon before they were able to locate Hinson’s body. As he was brought to the surface, the York County Coroner pronounced him dead. Few details have been released regarding the details of the boating accident, and the investigation is ongoing.
Boating accidents are not often considered an auto accident by most people. However, auto accidents don’t just include accidents involving cars or trucks. Individuals that operate boats and watercraft failed to do so responsibly. Unfortunately, many boating accidents result in fatalities and it is estimated that around 5,000 people are killed every year due to boating accidents. Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and distracting boating are all common causes of accidents and those responsible can be held accountable with the assistance of a skilled attorney.
Meyerkord & Kurth is a St. Louis law firm that handles numerous accident cases. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have represented thousands of clients. We will fight aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. To receive a free consultation from an experienced attorney, contact our office today.