By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In the summer time, there are many rafting trips organized throughout the United States. Many of which are run through summer camps for children and / or private tour companies. One such trip turned tragic on the Ocoee River. Andrew Silverstein drowned during the rafting trip. The incident was investigated. It was reported that the raft overturned and then Andrew was pulled under the water. During the summer, Andrew was a camper at Camp Ramah Darom which is based in the State of Georgia. When Andrew was thrown out of the raft, his leg became stuck under a rock. It was certainly a tragic run of events that led to the death of Andrew Silverstein.
In Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and other States, children are at risk for drowning deaths and injuries at public swimming pools, summer camps, lakes, rivers, oceans, and yes, even in the backyard swimming pool of their own home. While not all deaths or incidents are avoidable, parents, teachers, counselors, and tour guides should take all available safety measures to plan for or prevent possible drowning incidents. Teen Drowns While Rafting During Rafting Trip with Summer Camp (Camp Ramah Darom).