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Accident: 145502.015 - Employee Is Killed After Rescue Boat Flips Over

Accident: 145502.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 08/19/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574165.01509/14/2021City Of Cape May City Beach Patrol

At 11:30 a.m. on August 19, 2021, an employee, a life guard, was rowing a Van Du yne surf boat between Hughes Beach and Reading Beach. Witnesses reported seeing the employee row the boat close to the shore at Reading Beach, entering into th e surf zone of crashing waves. Witnesses reported the employee was possibly att empting to row the boat back out into the ocean. The boat entered into the surf zone and became unstable. The employee was ejected from the boat, and the boat flipped over and struck the employee. The employee was killed and suffered uncon sciousness, head trauma, and chest trauma.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, boat, chest, head, overturn, struck by, tips over, unconsciousness

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1574165.015 16 M Fatality

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