A boating accident claimed the lives of two men over Labor Day weekend. The accident happened on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin on Monday at approximately 10:40 p.m. According to the Milwaukee police, four individuals were onboard a boat that was traveling at a high rate of speed. The boat collided with a break wall, causing it to go airborne, ejecting the passengers and overturn. The U.S. Coastguard recovered the bodies of 35-year-old Nick Kuboljac and 28-year-old Juston Segura a couple hours after the crash. The other passengers, a 22-year-old female and a 23-year-old woman, were rescued from the water and transported to the hospital for hypothermia. The accident is still under investigation.
As the summer came to an end over Labor Day weekend, several individuals were injured and killed in boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coastguard, 2,678 individuals were injured in boating accidents and 610 people lost their lives in 2014. Boating accidents can happen on lakes, rivers, and the ocean and are caused by numerous reasons. The most common causes of boating accidents including inexperienced piloting, operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and excessive speed. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, it is important to contact a skilled St. Louis boating accident attorney.
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