Eight people capsized while riding a boat, three drowned

On Sunday, March 6, eight people were on a boat that capsized in Corpus Christi Bay. A four-year-old boy was alive when pulled from the waters, but died later in hospital.

Two other bodies were recovered several days later and were identified as Mario Leon and his 13-year-old daughter. There were five survivors of this devastating accident. One survivor, Mrs. Leon, was able to help rescuers narrow the search area by leading them to the area where the 18-foot boat capsized after being hit by an unexpected storm.

Accidents like this are devastating to everyone involved, including those who volunteered to search for Mario and his daughter. They were found five days later and their bodies returned to family members.

Follow the rules of safe boating. Be prepared for sudden emergencies. If you are involved in a boating accident, seek legal counsel as soon as possible and find out what your rights are and how you may file an injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.

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