San Francisco news reports that Bruce Woolpert, the chairman, president
and CEO of Graniterock died in a tragic boating accident. He was 61-years-old.
According to reports Woolpert was out in his powerboat in late June when
a "mishap" occurred between the boat and a small support skiff.
Exactly what happened is unclear, and the accident remains under investigation.
Woolpert died of an apparent drowning, and sources speculate that he fell
into the water after tying up the family boat in Kings Beach on the north
shore of Lake Tahoe.
boating accident serves as a reminder to keep in mind a few boating safety tips this summer
to help avoid injuries and prevent serious accidents, with thousands of
individuals and families enjoying boating in the San Francisco area. People
who previously had never experienced the freedom of the sailing the bay
or other body of water, are now beginning to find a passion and love for
boating. Boats are used for fishing, sightseeing, participating in water
sports, and family vacations.
Unfortunately, this also opens the inexperienced boaters being out on the
water, unaware of and often underestimating the dangers that are part
of boating. Simple factors such as a high winds, coming around to quickly
or perhaps failing to lower or raise the sail at the appropriate time
can result in a potentially serious boating accident.
boating safety tips include:
- Always wear a life jacket
- Make sure your boat is in good working order
- Keep basic medical supplies on board
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Pay attention to weather conditions
For more information about boating safety, or if you or a loved one has
suffered serious personal injuries in a boating accident, contact the
top San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson,
LLP for an immediate consultation.