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Boat accident off Davis Islands claims life of 57-year-old man

A boat accident off the shores of Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida left one person dead and five other people with injuries that were not disclosed to the public. The victim that lost his life was a 57-year-old man. The survivors were hanging onto a buoy in the water before Tampa Police air patrol dropped life preservers for them. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, along with other authorities, are investigating the crash.

All we know at this time is that the five people were in an unknown medical condition after the wreck, and that the boat capsized in the water. Without much information, there are still a couple of things we can discuss about this crash.

The first is that the investigation into a boat accident is important for a number of reasons. First, it can provide answers as to why the accident happened in the first place. Second, those answers can be used by the victims of the crash -- and/or their loved ones -- to support their legal claims or any lawsuit that they may pursue after the accident. Last but not least, it is important to be patient through the investigation process. It can often take longer than you are anticipating.

The other lesson here is an unfortunate one: boat accidents can be fatal, and everyone that goes out on a recreational vessel needs to know the risks associated with it. When negligence is involved in a boat crash, the victims should carefully consider their next legal steps.

Source: WFTS, "Tampa man dies in boating accident near Davis Islands," Isabel Rosales, April 7, 2018

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