A man drowned late last year in Lake Travis while parting on the water on what's referred to as a "party barge."
The accident, which occurred in the water off of Hi Line Drive in Hudson Bend near Carlos and Charlie's, happened when the victim, 32-year-old Paul Mathis, jumped into the lake to cool off. Although he was wearing a personal flotation device when he entered the water, he did not appear on the surface after going in. His flotation device floated to the surface without him.
Emergency crews were summoned and they searched for the man, finishing him nearly an hour later, pulling him from the water shortly after 5 p.m. on a Sunday. Although they performed CPR, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Water safety - and water rescue - come into sharper focus as summer swim season arrives. And happy endings like this one are not always the outcome. In the event of an accident, knowing your rights are critical. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has many hours of direct experience with water injury and can give advice on what to do if tragedy does strike. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.