Articles Posted in Boat Accident

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A parasailing accident has left a mother and son seriously personally injured. The 17-year-old boy was rigged to the parasail and attempting to take-off from a ledge around 10 feet above the waterline. The boy’s mother and several bystanders were on the ledge watching this take off. However, as the boat began to pull away, the sail turned sideways and entangled the boy’s mother, dragging her a few feet before she fell off the ledge. She then fell onto her head along the shore. The boy hit the ledge several times before plummeting into the water. The mother as sustained a traumatic brain injury in the parasailing accident. They were both airlifted to the hospital for treatment of their head injuries. Police officials have issued a citation to the boat operator in the parasailing accident. To read more about the brain injury, please click the link.

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A staffer for Representative Danny Rehberg sustained a serious head injury in a boat accident Thursday night that also injured a congressman, another staffer and a state senator and his wife. The 27-year-old staffer has a head and brain injury and is being monitored for pressure on the brain. He has a significant head injury but it’s being termed as survivable. The accident occurred when the boat they were riding in crashed into the shore rocks. He has a mild closed head injury which means a small fracture around his right eye orbit. The staffer had a blood-alcohol content of .05 when he was operating the boat. Boating accidents can oftentimes result in brain injury. To read more about the head injury, please click the link.