A 69-year-old grandfather and his 24-year-old grandson lost their lives in a boating accident recently in Eden Township near Ludington, Michigan. The men were fishing from their boat at the time, according to a news article in the Ludington Daily News.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was the first on the scene after rescue workers were called; workers from the Riverton Fire Department and the Michigan State Police also helped local sheriff’s deputies locate and recover the men’s bodies from the water.. The two men had been fishing in a private pond owned by the family when the accident occurred. Investigators say that it’s likely a boating accident of some kind occurred, though they have not yet determined what led to the men’s untimely deaths.
Michigan is unique among U.S. states because no part of the state is more than six miles from a natural body of water, whether it’s a river, pond, lake, or one of the Great Lakes that surround the state. As a result, boating is a natural part of many Michiganders’ lives and a popular tourist attraction. Although most boaters in Michigan are careful to avoid obvious dangers, many hidden dangers or risks caused by other visitors to the water can cause boating accidents. These include equipment malfunctions, distractions while driving a boat, or the presence of other boaters who are acting negligently.
When a boating accident occurs, it’s natural to want answers. At Lipton Law, our experienced Michigan personal injury attorneys fight to uncover the truth in each client’s case and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. To learn more, call us today at 248-557-1688 for a free and confidential consultation.