Miami, FL – Zach Forte Killed in Boat Crash in Baker’s Haulover Inlet
Miami, FL (September 20, 2020) – Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in a boating accident in Miami on Thursday. The incident took place in Baker’s Haulover Inlet near the Haulover Sandbar area.
According to police, Zach Forte was on a boat in the inlet when he was struck by another boat. Following a search involving the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, investigators located Forte’s body in the water. At this time, officials believe that he was thrown into the water following a boat crash. The search for his body lasted over 12 hours. A passenger on Forte’s boat was not injured and is currently being interviewed by authorities.
Police are still conducting an investigation at this time. FWC investigators later located a suspect who is believed to be the driver of the other boat. The suspect has not been identified at this time and there is no further information on the cause of the crash at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Zach Forte following this tragic Miami boat accident.
Boating Accidents in Florida
Boating is an activity that is enjoyed by many Floridians. With abundant bodies of water and year-round warm temperatures, the South Florida area is known for being a place where boaters can be found on the water at nearly all times. With this, however, comes the risk of injury and even death from boating accidents. In fact, Florida led the nation in boating deaths in 2018, with more than 600 boating crashes and nearly 300 fatalities reported as a result of Florida boating accidents. These numbers underscore the danger to those who are on the water, whether they are in a boat, jet ski, or other personal watercraft.
The cause of boating accidents in Florida varies, but in many cases, they are caused by reckless and inexperienced boaters. Impaired boating is also a frequent reason for crashes as boaters who are under the influence are unable to safely operate a vessel. Regardless of the cause, if you or a loved one have been affected by a boating accident in our state, you should speak with a boating accident attorney in Florida as soon as possible in order to protect your legal rights.
At Boone & Davis, our Florida personal injury attorneys have experience handling boating accident cases. For more than 40 years, we have helped injured victims and their loved ones to hold negligent individuals accountable for their actions. We will stand up for you and make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve following a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. We also handle most cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you do not owe us any attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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