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July 24, 2013
A 53-year-old man was killed and two others suffered minor injuries in an Ohio Boat Accident that occurred earlier this month. Records show the crash happened at around 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, on the waters of the Muskingum River.
A 53-year-old woman who was on the boat at the time of the accident explained to the Coshocton Tribune that the victim, herself, and a 48-year-old Warsaw man were traveling up the river to fish when the boat began to approach a low hanging tree branch. The woman and the victim thought they could duck below the branch, but were struck by it and knocked out of the boat.
The pair briefly held onto the side of the boat, but it soon began to sink and disappeared under the water. The woman was able to swim to safety; however, the other victim could not swim and did not resurface. His body was found three days later near the American Electric Power Plant bridge in Conesville.
Investigators say they are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident and are examining whether or not alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are aware of the dangers boating can present and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim who died. The firm would also like to wish the two individuals who were injured a speedy recovery.
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