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Coast Guard Rescues Five From Wall Collision

The United States Coast Guard rescued five people after their boat hit a breakwall in Milwaukee late Sunday night. The vessel was traveling at McKinley Marina when they struck the wall at 20 mph. When the Coast Guard arrived, three women and one man were holding on to the bow of the vessel. The other passenger was floating unconscious about ten feet away from the vessel. All were taken by the marina’s emergency medical services to two different hospitals to treat the various degrees of injuries. They were not wearing life jackets.
The law office of Beard Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen, LLP urges all mariners to use extreme caution when boating at night and to wear all proper safety equipment, especially life jackets. The maritime lawyers at BSTJ, LLP represent injured mariners throughout the nation in claims involving the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. For any questions regarding maritime law or injuries sustained while working aboard a vessel, contact us at 206.282.3100 or visit our website at www.atsealawyer.com.