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Lake Pontchartrain, LA – Alabama Woman Killed In Boating Accident

Lake Pontchartrain, LA (July 6, 2019) – Local sources report that a woman from Alabama was on vacation in Louisiana during the 4th of July when she was involved in a fatal boating accident. The incident took place on Lake Pontchartrain while the victim was swimming in the lake.

Authorities have identified the deceased as 20-year-old Lacy Patrick, of Mobile, AL. She was struck by a boat while she was swimming in Lake Pontchartrain. 

Patrick’s body was recovered by rescue crews early Friday morning, July 5th, around 7:00 a.m. 

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lacy Patrick at this time.

Boating Accidents in Baton Rouge

Lake Pontchartrain, LA - Alabama Woman Killed In Boating AccidentBoating accidents are extremely common in Louisiana.

This is primarily due to the fact that many operators of these vessels are not adequately trained. It is often difficult to patrol the vast waters to make sure that all boat operators are licensed. A majority of these boating accidents end with the victim drowning or falling overboard.

When a victim dies in a fatal boating incident, their families may be able to bring the at-fault party to justice with the help of a trained Louisiana boating injury lawyer.

The personal injury attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers have helped our clients recover over $125 million after an accident. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent party, call us today at 225-766-1234 to see how we can help. 

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