blog home Wrongful Death UPDATE: Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Tragedy Will Not End in Criminal Charges

By Renee Nordstrand on November 19, 2009

After reporting last week that the tragic death of junior lifeguard Alyssa Squirrel during a training activity in Huntington Beach would not result in criminal charges against the lifeguard who operated the boat that struck Alyssa, the Orange County Register now reports that the Squirrel family has filed a wrongful death claim against the city of Huntington Beach. 

The claim seeks over $10,000 in damages for personal injuries and emotional distress.  It alleges that lifeguard Lt. Greg Crow negligently operated the boat so as to cause Alyssa’s death.

Alyssa had jumped into the water from a boat driver by Lt. Crow during a training drill when the boat unintentionally struck her as she swam. 

After the loss of a loved one, families deserve to be compensated for funeral expenses and the trauma and emotional distress of their loss.  While no amount of money can ever replace a lost life, compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys will protect your legal rights and pursue fair compensation that will bring justice to your loved one.