Rescue Workers Search for Missing Woman After Boat Capsizes
Hamilton County, TN (January 15, 2021) Rescue workers are searching for a woman who is one of three people whose boat capsized while canoeing on Chickamauga Reservoir close to Sequoyah Nuclear Plant. A report of an overturned boat with three boaters was received around 5:30 in the afternoon on January 15th. Rescue workers found one man on shore and boat crews also located one woman along the bank. Both individuals were transported to CHI Memorial Hospital for the treatment of cold water immersion symptoms. Adverse weather conditions have made search and recovery efforts challenging. While the canoes have since been recovered, the boaters were not wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.
The United States Coast Guard reports that in 2019 there were 4,168 boating accidents involving 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries, and approximately $55 million in property damage. Some of the most common reasons why recreational water accidents occur include inattentive operators, improper lookout, inexperienced operators, excessive speeding, alcohol or drug use while boating, and machinery failure.
Do Not Hesitate to Contact a Tennessee Boat Accident Attorney
When boating accidents occur in Tennessee, various parties can be responsible for the resulting damage. One of the best things to do if you’re a boat accident victim is to promptly obtain the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer. During a free case evaluation, an attorney at Fox Willis Burnette PLLC can review your available options to pursue compensation.
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