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Two Dead, One Injured in Alcohol Involved Boat Accident

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports that two men died and one injured when their vessel hit a bridge during high tide on Huntington Harbor. The Sheriff’s Office said that alcohol was a factor in the accident. The report claims that these three men needed to duck to avoid striking the bridge on the 12-foot inflatable Zodiac boat, however failed to do so. The two men who died were rendered unconscious from their collision and were thrown into the water where they drowned. The individual who survived also suffered head injuries. He was taken to UCI Medical Center and treated. Investigators found empty beer cans in the boat and later learned the three individuals had been drinking in a local bar before their boarded the boat.
The law office of Beard Stacey Trueb and Jacobsen would like to urge all professional and leisure boaters to avoid operating a vessel after consuming alcohol. The maritime lawyers at Beard Stacey Trueb and Jacobsen 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

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