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Teen Boy Drowns at Woodlawn Beach

Teen Boy Drowns at Woodlawn Beach

Blasdell, NY – A tragic incident occurred at Woodlawn State Park in New York, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old boy from Lackawanna. The incident took place on Monday, July 24, 2023, while the boy, identified as Aiden Walden, was swimming. At around 5:30 p.m., Walden struggled to keep his head above water, prompting others at the beach to come to his aid. Despite efforts to revive him, Walden was pronounced dead after being taken to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital.

Swimming Accidents

There are over 5,000 swimming related accidents each year in the United States. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this accident. This includes reviewing:

  • Qualifications and experience of the lifeguards on duty
  • Warning signs in the beach area
  • Any video evidence of the accident
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Police accident report

Swimming Accident Attorneys

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted team of attorneys have represented many families affected by swimming accidents and are available to help answer any questions.

The Barnes Firm: (800) 800-0000

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