A friendly boat race to kick off a northern California yacht club's annual "Beer Can" races turned into a tragedy on April 16. A 42-foot sailboat crashed into a channel buoy, causing the mast to break off. One of the boat's passengers died and another suffered serious injuries.
People will never state that they would prefer their pastimes come to an end because of an accident. Recreational activities are supposed to be fun-filled occasions where individuals can enjoy the company of their family and friends. Unfortunately, what may be a joyous gathering can lead to serious injuries or a tragic loss. A local California teen recently died after being involved in an early afternoon crash.