Summer Camp Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Carmen Dellutri on January 16, 2012

Fort myers personal injury lawyerWhile we acknowledge that summer camp is likely not on the minds of Florida parents this time of year, we want to follow up on a previous post about preventing a summer camp accident. Unfortunately, the risks we discussed were confirmed by a recent lawsuit involving the tragic drowning death of a Michigan teen.

Barely 48 hours after arriving at Greenwoods Camp for Boys near Decatur Michigan, 15-year-old Jacob Waxberg drowned. In a lawsuit filed against the camp, Waxberg’s parents allege their son’s death was preventable and the camp and its director and counselors were negligent.

The Waxbergs claim the camp allowed about 15 boys to swim in the lake after dark.  While they were supervised, it is a violation of Michigan law. In addition, there were no lights to watch the swimmers, and, when Jacob disappeared, no one even realized he was gone.

According to the lawsuit, the teen was under water nearly 30 minutes and was unresponsive when camp counselors and a state trooper found him about 15 feet down.


The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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