Monday night a scary event took place for four individuals about a half-mile from shore in Lake Michigan. Two men, neighbors, decided to take the boat out for a spin. Unexpectedly, a large wave hit the boat, forcing it to sink. The four people found themselves in the water shortly after the event.
The group consisted of an 8-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. The other two individuals were the fathers of the children. One of the men did not have his life jacket on and had to tread water for almost an hour before the rescue crew arrived.
While sometimes accidents happen, boat manufactures should make provisions to ensure that their products can stand up to the rigors of extreme boating. After all, design faults have been known to occur. If you believe that your boat is not functioning properly, call the Green Bay personal injury attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® law firm at 920-437-0900.