Boy dies after Lake Goodwin plane crash

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One dead after Lake Goodwin plane crash
Plane crash cause unknown

Date: January 22, 2011, 01/22/2011
Location: Lake Goodwin, Snohomish County, Washington
Type: Plane crash, Wrongful death
Outcome: One dead

A small floater plane crashed into Lake Goodwin around 2:30pm on Saturday, resulting in the death of a 6-year-old boy.

The cause of the crash is yet unknown but upon landing the plane flipped upside down, immersing the pilot and the boy in the 41 degree water of Lake Goodwin, located in Snohomish County.

The pilot, also the father of the boy, was rescued but the 6-year-old was submerged for about 25 minutes before rescue teams were able to reach him. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Child Injury and Fatality Statistics
According to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 2,000 children are killed in accidents or die from an unintentional injury every day. And every year tens of millions of children are left with life-long disabilities. Children and adolescents are at high risk for many injuries including those caused by:
  • Cars and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Fireworks
  • Playground equipment
  • Ingestion of household products
  • Household fires
  • Falls
  • Swimming-related accidents

Seattle Child Accident Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group send out their heartfelt condolences to the family of the little boy that died in this tragic accident. When a child is killed, a claim by the child's parent(s) can be a difficult and sensitive matter, requiring the requisite amount of understanding, compassion and patience obtained through years of experience in working with survivors in these situations. The Davis Law Group urges the boy's family to find a wrongful death lawyer with experience in child accidents and fatalities so that they be fairly represented and compensated after experiencing such a devastating loss.

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