HALLSVILLE, TEXAS (August 5, 2017) – Two teenagers were killed in a tragic boating accident on Saturday on Lake O’ the Pines, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened when three teenagers, identified as 17 year old Will Brannon, 16 year old Heath Faucheux, and 11 year old Thomas Larry, were on a catamaran on Lake O’ the Pines on Saturday at around 1 pm. The two older boys were teachin Thomas Larry how to sail, when the topsail struck a power line that was hanging over the lake for an unknown reason. All three boys were electrocuted as a result.
Will Brannon and Heath Faucheux were both tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas Larry was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and his current condition is unknown. The accident remains under extensive investigation to determine cause and liability. Initial reports indicate one of the boys was found in the water, and another was on board the boat, and both were wearing flotation devices.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.