Fatal Boating Accident At Ponce Inlet

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Two people were killed when boats collided in Ponce Inlet today. A father and his pregnant daughter both died in the collision.

 

This is a terribly tragic way for families to end the Memorial Day weekend celebrations. Few facts are known but apparently it was a very busy day on the water at Ponce Inlet. The accident occurred reportedly near Disappearing Island, a popular sand bar area.

Boating accidents like this one are governed by Federal Maritime law since the accident occurred in navigable waterways. Federal laws provide different rights, remedies and responsibilities than state law. Hopefully, the family will get some answers and find some peace as the U.S. Coast Guard investigates.

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