Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monica Burguera Foundation

In 2006 we blogged on a terrible boating accident in Miami. Some young people including Monica Burguera were killed and others injured. Recently we saw visits to our site regarding Ms. Burguera and wondered why. The activity is apparently because her family and friends have started a a non-profit organization, in order to educate boaters and help create awareness of the importance of boaters’ safety education. Here at Clark & Watson we consider ourselves boating safety advocates. This is a good thing and we encourage you to look at their foundation site found here.

Boating Death Called Freak Accident

BILOXI — A shortcut cost boater Kevin Michael Reed his life.Reed, 24, was at home on the water. His father had taught him to pilot a boat, his friends say, when he was a small boy. He loved to fish from his 21-foot boat, a Kenner with an open console and T-top. He took it out almost every weekend. On Sunday he took four friends to Horn Island, where they grilled. Reed’s best friend, B.J. Rogers, said they headed back early. They planned to go kneeboarding on the Tchoutacabouffa River.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Son ( Bill Brenner ) mourns Mobile couple killed in boating accident Friday night -

The president of Mobile's Southern Earth Sciences Inc. was being consoled Sunday in the aftermath of a Florida boating collision that killed his parents and aunt Friday night, a work colleague said. Friends, family and company employees were visiting William "Bill" Brenner at his Daphne home, according to Penny Hatcher, the engineering company's public relations and marketing director. Killed in the accident were George and Donna Brenner, and Jeane Srowson. They were boating with Bill Brenner on Choctawhatchee Bay near Okaloosa Island when the collision occurred about 7:45 p.m. Friday, authorities said. See this article also.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Attorneys ask to suppress evidence from fatal boat accident

SIOUX CITY -- Attorneys for a Jackson, Neb., man accused of being drunk behind the wheel during a fatal boating accident have asked a judge to keep test results, evidence and statements out of court. Stan Munger and Colby Lessman, attorneys for Samuel Gomez, recently filed court documents asking a the evidence be suppressed because police didn't have probable cause to arrest their client. Gomez, 32, was arrested after a June 27 boating accident on the Missouri River near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Bruce Wright, of South Sioux City, was killed and South Sioux City Councilman Oscar Gomez was injured when they boat fell overboard.