Rochester, NY (April 14, 2019) – In Rochester, investigators were sent to the scene of a canoe accident that happened on the Irondequoit Bay and led to one fatality.
A call first came in around 5:00 p.m. last evening when multiple parties were requesting emergency services after a canoe accident that caused a canoe to tip over. One man fell into the water, which is when two men made it to shore and called for help.
Police investigated for many hours, sending search crews out to find the 27-year-old man from Henrietta whose name has not yet been released.
The body was eventually recovered from the bay. The victim has not yet been identified.
Police continue to investigate.
Boating Accidents in New York
Boating is an activity that many people enjoy across New York every year; however, boating accidents take place that leads to fatalities. We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the party whose life has been taken in this accident prematurely. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that you will ever face, leaving you in a complex position. It might be time to consider a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances of the accident.
At Hach & Rose, our experienced and dedicated attorneys have handled many cases involving fatalities and want to offer our helping hand to you in your time of need. You might wonder how you can move forward and receive damages in the midst of your case for aspects like funeral costs, lost wages, and more. If you are feeling confused after a boating accident that took the life of your loved one, do not hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible at 212-779-0057.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.