In San Diego, boating accidents are a fairly common occurrence with which many local residents are, unfortunately, all too familiar. That is why many Southern Californians are likely feeling the pain of a New York community as it struggles to come to terms with a tragic Fourth of July boat accident that resulted in the deaths of three children, ages 12, 11 and 8.
A group of friends' fun Labor Day weekend outing on the Colorado River turned tragic when a San Diego man fell over the side of the boat and drowned, according to officials from the San Bernardino's Sheriff's Department. After police searched for the man for several days, his body was reported by a fisherman Wednesday morning. It was later identified to be the missing man.
Earlier this week, we wrote about a tragic boat crash in Dana Point Harbor over Memorial weekend. The boating accident took the life of one boat passenger and injured three others when the 30-foot boat became pinned against the rocks and all four were swept overboard.
What started as a fun Memorial weekend boating trip off California's Dana Point turned frightening and deadly when a boat crashed into rocks and sank, throwing its four passengers overboard. After being rescued by helicopter and airlifted to a nearby hospital, one person was pronounced dead.
Every year the National Safe Boating Council and a variety of partners across the nation organize a week-long effort focused on reducing the number of boating accidents seen each year. This year, National Safe Boating Week will begin on May 21st and run through the 27th.