Boating Accident Archives

Boating Accident on Long Island Leaves Two Young Boys Injured

Two young boys were injured in a boating accident on Long Island. The unnamed juvenile victims, both aged ten, were riding in a boat driven by 81-year-old Robert Giordano when it sideswiped a Boston Whaler about a mile offshore. Eye witness reports state that the boat which caused the crash, a 19-foot-long Monterrey, "came out of nowhere" and plowed into the Whaler which was travelling slowly through a channel near Seatuck Bay.

Jet Ski Operator Hospitalized After Boat Accident in New York City Harbor

A young man was hospitalized after being pulled unconscious from the waters near Liberty State Island shortly after the Jet Ski he was riding collided with a small boat. While the exact details of this particular boating accident in New York City are under investigation, what is clear is that the two watercrafts collided just before noon on June 25th.

Terrifying Boating Accident in Long Island Claims 12-Year Old Victim

A 12-year old boy was killed in a boating accident in Long Island at a popular sailing club earlier this month. The unnamed victim was at the sailing club in Northport Harbor for a lesson. During a "Man Overboard" drill the sailboat was intentionally capsized. Two other boys stayed with the swamped boat but the victim was pulled into a Rigid Inflatable Boat operated by an 18-year-old instructor. At some point the boat accelerated quickly and the victim fell overboard. He became entangled with the propeller of the small craft's outboard motor.

Ferry Accident in New York City Injuries 30 Passengers

A ferry accident in New York City left 30 passengers suffering from a variety of injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to more serious conditions requiring hospitalization late last month. The victims were tossed to the decks and bounced off interior supports when the New York Water Taxi smashed into a pier on the West Side of Manhattan on July 28th. FDNY responders reported that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening but several individuals were treated and released and while more were transported to a nearby hospital.

Boating Accident in New York Leaves Family with Emotional Scars and Operator Behind Bars

A tragic boating accident in New York which left a little girl dead and her family struggling to cope with her loss has resulted in a dramatic sentencing for the operator of the at fault watercraft. 8-year-old Charlotte McCue was killed in July of last year when a motorboat operated by Alexander West crashed into the boat in which she was riding and went airborne. Young Charlotte and her mother were both struck by the boat's propeller. Charlotte was killed instantly while her mother suffered severe injuries.

Deadly Boating Accident in New York Caused by Crew Fatigue

The NTSB has released a much-awaited report concerning a deadly boating accident in the Hudson River in 2016. The crash occurred when one of the three tugboats pulling a 90-foot barge collided with construction equipment near the Tappan Zee Bridge. The collision left three people dead and family members struggling to find a reason for this seemingly avoidable crash.

Boating Accident in New York Sends Father and Daughter to Hospital

A holiday weekend boating accident in New York earlier this month sent a father and daughter to the hospital with severe injuries. The two were enjoying a warm summer day, tubing on Skaneateles Lake in Upstate New York, when tragedy struck. The tube they were in hit the towboat's wake and the couple was tossed into the water. When the boat circled back around to pick them up, the driver misjudged the distances and struck both individuals.

Drowning isn't the Only Danger: Recreational Boating Accidents in New York City

There are plenty of opportunities to hit the waterways in and around New York City during the summer months. But boating can be hazardous. People can be injured in boating accidents in New York City without even getting wet.

New York Officials Warn Boaters of High Risk

One doesn't often think of New York City when one thinks of summertime recreation on the waterways. New York City boating accidents often involve ferries and other mass transit/transportation. However, with an abundance of lakes and rivers within driving distance and the ocean just a short hop away, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers enjoy the water every summer. However, as the results of one recent study shows, hitting the waterways in a personal watercraft can be very dangerous. Indeed, New York State as a whole ranks third in the nation for the number of boating accidents and seventh in the nation for the number of fatal boating accidents.

Tragic Hudson River Boat Crash Claims Bride-to-Be

On July 23rd, a celebratory ride up the Hudson River turned tragic as a boat carrying a bride-to-be, her groom, and several other members of the bridal party crashed into a barge. An investigation has revealed the boating accident was caused by the operator, who was intoxicated and either failed to see the barge or failed to accurately compensate the boat's course.

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