Phong Ly Shasta Lake Boat Accident Near Slaughterhouse Island
Girl, 7, Hit and Killed by Personal Watercraft Shasta Lake
SHASTA LAKE (August 13, 2017) – A 7-year-old girl was killed after being struck by a personal watercraft in a cove near Slaughterhouse Island Saturday noon.
According to Record Searchlight, the incident happened when 29-year-old Phong Ly was operating a rented personal watercraft towards the houseboat. Ly was reportedly riding at an unsafe speed when he struck the young girl swimming near the houseboat.
As per the article, Ly jumped into the water to help the victim following the accident. Family members of the child were administering CPR when deputies arrived at the scene shortly after 12:00 noon.
Shasta Lake Fatal Boat Accident
Authorities mentioned the victim was unconscious and bleeding from the neck when she was rescued. The child was brought to Mercy Medical Center where she later died.
No other information was released relating to Phong Ly.
The Shasta County Coroner’s Office will handle the child’s autopsy to determine the cause of her death. Investigations on the case is not yet closed.
Each year, the number of people getting involved in boating accident continues to grow. Usually, watercraft accidents result in serious injuries, and sometimes even death. These tragic accidents can happen while on a privately-owned boat, a cruise ship, a jet ski, a ferry, or other types of watercraft. The problem is particularly serious in California since the state has nearly 900,000 registered water vessels.
If your family member has been involved in a watercraft accident due to the negligence of another party, contact Johnson Attorneys Group today at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.