The Coast Guard received a call at about 7:30 p.m. yesterday from a woman stating that a 23-foot pleasure craft had run aground at Green Hill Beach, R.I. with no one on board. The Coast Guard initiated a search and found the 51-year-old man approximately where he went overboard. The Coast Guard crew transported him to EMS for further transfer to a local hospital for treatment. The man was able to confirm that he was the only person on board.
This is the season for recreational boating, and with that come accidents and injuries like this. There are many causes for recreational boating injuries-faulty equipment, operator negligence, bad weather, unmarked hazards, and countless others. If you are injured in a recreational boating accident, it is often worth consulting a maritime injury lawyer to find out if you have a claim.