Lake Shasta Boating Accident Kills One

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September 12, 2019
Edward Smith

Lake Shasta Boating Accident Kills One

One man was left with fatal injuries during a boating accident that took place on Lake Shasta on Friday, September 6, 2019. The accident reportedly happened while a family was attempting to bring a houseboat to the shore. The decedent was identified by officials of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as Kevin Rivera-Cornejo, a 23-year-old man from the city of San Jose.

Accident Information

The accident took place at around 4:30 p.m. Rivera-Cornejo’s father had been driving the houseboat, reversing it toward the shore when he heard his son cry out. The man immediately stopped the boat, and family members rushed to find that Rivera-Cornejo had either jumped into the water or fell in from the swimming area of the boat. After falling, Rivera-Cornejo reportedly made contact with the boat’s propeller and suffered trauma to his lower extremities. Family members immediately removed the man from the water and started to administer CPR while others called 911.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and immediately attempted to render aid. Tragically, responders were not able to stabilize Rivera-Cornejo, and he passed away on-site.

Another Recent Shasta Lake Accident

This terrible boating accident took place less than a month after another fatal incident on Lake Shasta left a Bay Area resident fatally injured. On August 19, 2019, officials reported that a man apparently drowned while going for a swim with a group of friends. A few days later, the man was found and identified as a 45-year-old resident of El Sobrante.

Coping with Fatal Accidents

It can be very hard for families to suffer the loss of a loved one. In many cases, people feel suffocated by their grief and have a hard time going to work, taking care of errands, and meeting the demands of their normal, daily lives. The grieving process is different for everybody, but it usually takes a significant period of time to learn how to cope with your emotional trauma.

While taking time to heal emotionally is very important, it’s also crucial to talk to a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you are able to. Often, families are able to obtain compensation for their losses. These payments can help provide financial stability during a difficult time by holding negligent parties such as dangerous product manufacturers or others responsible for damages like lost income, pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral costs, and more.

How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?

One of the main things that stops people from pursuing a wrongful death claim is not knowing how to find a lawyer they can trust with such an important case. Having a lawyer on your side who has handled cases like yours successfully in the past and who will give your situation the compassion and attention it deserves is critical. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways that you can easily verify a lawyer’s skill and accomplishments. Learn more by watching this video:

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I’m Ed Smith, a Shasta Lake wrongful death lawyer. When a deadly accident affects your family, it can be hard to know what to do. If your life was changed by a sudden accident, contact me so that I can help you by providing you with free, friendly legal advice. I can be reached at both (800) 404-5400 and (530) 392-9400.

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