News: Sinking yacht injures 1 person near Bolivar Peninsula

News: Sinking yacht injures 1 person near Bolivar Peninsula

Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 7:46 pm    

BOLIVAR PENINSULA, TX – A person was injured when a yacht began sinking near the Bolivar Peninsula Monday, according to CW 39.

Four people were on board the 52-foot yacht when it started to sink around 1 a.m. They were rescued by the coast guard, who then transported the boaters to Station Galveston. EMS crews examined the boaters and they were all in stable condition.

One boater sufferred a neck/back injury and was hospitalized at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

It is unclear what caused the boat to sink.

This blog post is part of a series that Kherkher Garcia provides for the benefit of our neighbors across the Houston area. It is meant to keep our community informed about recent motor vehicle accidents and should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured while offshore, we would like to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Contact us today, online or by calling (713) 231-5640, to speak with an experienced Houston offshore accident personal injury attorney at absolutely no cost to you.

Kherkher Garcia, LLP Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Passengers Injured in Lake Conroe Queen Paddleboat Accident

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2021 at 9:04 pm    

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Kherkher Garcia, LLP filed a case in Harris County on behalf of five passengers involved in a fatal boating incident on Lake Conroe last weekend.

On August 14th, 2021, 53 passengers boarded the Lake Conroe Queen, a 60-passenger sternwheeler paddleboat operated by 1097 Water Sports, Inc. for a sunset cruise. 

Despite repeated warnings about inclement weather, including heavy thunderstorms and winds in the area, the defendants decided to set sail anyway. At about 8:00 p.m., the winds increased significantly, creating five-to-six-foot waves. 

Shortly thereafter, the Lake Conroe Queen capsized near Regency Point. 

When the boat overturned, diesel fuel began to leak into the lake. Passengers started frantically attempting to escape the sinking vessel as life vests floated away in the contaminated water. Heroic bystanders and neighbors in the area immediately sprung into action, pulling the boat’s passengers to shore. Local agencies, including the Conroe Fire Department,  Montgomery County Constable’s Precinct 1, and the Montgomery Fire Department, also assisted in the rescue.

Three passengers were rushed to nearby hospitals in serious condition. A fourth victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Contact a Lake Conroe Queen Injury Attorney Today

At Kherkher Garcia, we are committed to helping those who’ve been injured in preventable boating accidents like the Lake Conroe Queen accident seek answers, financial compensation, and justice.

 If you or a loved one were on board this vessel when it capsized, contact us to discuss your rights during a no-cost consultation. Contact us today by reaching out to us online or by calling (713) 715-1766 and speak with an experienced Houston boat accident lawyer today.