Deadly Boating Accident on Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee

by | May 14, 2023 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a boating accident on Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee on May 12, 2023.  According to reports, six people were fishing on a boat near Poole Knob Recreation Area.  The boat was en route to a different location on the lake when it began to take on water and capsized.  Five of the boaters were able to make it to shore, but one tragically lost their life.  The victim has been identified as Myo Kyo of Smyrna.  Additional details have not been released.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a deadly fire on board the fishing vessel GRIMSNES on April 25, 2023.  A crew member on board the crew boat MR. FRED went overboard on April 26, 2023.  A fire broke out on the ferry PENTALINA on April 29, 2023.  The bulk carrier GREBE BULKER was boarded by pirates on May 2, 2023.  There was an accident on the bulk carrier PRT ACE on May 3, 2023.  There was a boating accident on a recreational vessel on Lake Jesup, Florida on May 9, 2023.

recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.  Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.  Over 5,000 boating accidents occur each year, resulting in over 700 deaths. However, most of these accidents are preventable if boaters take the proper precautions.

Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country including those involving capsized vessels.

The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a maritime disaster. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.