Emerald Isle, NC (November 4, 2020) – Two boats collided in Emerald Isle on Tuesday near the Intracoastal Waterway. The crash happened close to the Emerald Isle High-Rise Bridge.
Officials with the United States Coast Guard responded to the scene of the accident. According to officials, the accident involved a pontoon boat and a 94-foot tugboat and barge. Two occupants of the pontoon boat ended up in the water following the crash. One of the victims was pulled from the water by a commercial salvage crew and the second was rescued by a good Samaritan. Both of the victims suffered undisclosed injuries as a result of the crash and both were taken to Carteret Health Care for treatment. Neither of the victims has been identified and there is no word on the cause of the accident.
An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no further information available. Anyone who has any details regarding the crash is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 252-247-4522.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims following this boating accident in Emerald Isle. We hope for their complete and speedy recovery.
Boating Accidents in North Carolina
The number of boating accidents and fatalities in North Carolina has risen substantially in recent years. In 2018, there were 35 reported fatalities due to boating accidents in our state. This number was nearly triple the number of fatal accidents reported the year before. North Carolina is home to many bodies of water and there are a number of avid boaters, jet skiers, and others who enjoy being on the water and taking advantage of the natural resources that our state has to offer.
While boating can be an enjoyable activity, it does not come without risk. Some common causes of boating accidents in North Carolina include impairment, inexperienced boat operators, inattention to the conditions of the water, and reckless operation of watercraft. It is important for boaters and those on the water to remember that a crash can happen at any time and that safety precautions should always be taken to ensure that your day on the water does not turn tragic.
If you have been injured in a North Carolina boating accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to understand what rights you may have. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina boating accident attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Mr. Burton can help if you or a loved one have been affected by an accident on the water in North Carolina.
We are standing by to assist you at any time. Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We work on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no attorney fee payment unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment, please contact Burton Law Firm using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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