With warmer weather ascending on Washington State, the incidence of boating accidents
, boating injuries, and boating deaths are on the rise
. On Thursday, June 5, 56-year-old August Reyers of Kirkland, Washington died in a boating accident in Lake Washington.
Reyers and a friend were boating in rough waters late on Thursday when the boat capsized north of the Highway 520 floating bridge. The King County Sheriff's Department
reported that although the friend swam to shore after an hour and a half in the water, his friend was no where to be found. On Friday, the body was located about seven yards off of Juanita Beach Park. The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body.
To prevent boating accidents this summer, be aware of the weather conditions, wear a life vest, and do not drink while operating a boat.
Category: Boat and Watercraft Accidents
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