Kayaker Killed After Boat Accident in Marina Del Rey
LOCATION: Marina del Rey
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, September 3rd
September 3, 2018 – A female kayaker was killed in a boating accident Monday afternoon, according to KTLA News.
Preliminary investigation revealed a woman was kayaking near the marina’s entrance, on the south side of the jetty, when she was struck by a boat.
Deadly Boating Accident Monday in Marina Del Rey
Shortly after 1 p.m., emergency crews arrived at the accident scene and rendered aid to the kayaker. As per the article, the victim, only identified as a white female, suffered fatal trauma as a result of the collision.
The name of the deceased remained undisclosed pending next of kin notification.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned the operator of the boat, along with a woman who was on board, stayed at the location and cooperated with law enforcement.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Marina del Rey station and the U.S. Coast Guard are the agencies handling the investigation.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this deadly boating accident. We trust officials are looking at all the factors in this case in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Once the investigation process proves that the negligence of another person or entity caused the collision involving a kayaker and a boat, then the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in similar situation and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced Los Angeles County maritime accident lawyers for a free case consultation. Call us today at 855-703-4186.