Ned Baron, Julie Baron Killed in Boat Accident near Freeport, TX
Freeport, TX -- August 6, 2022, Ned Baron and Julie Baron were killed while others were injured after an accident between two boats out on the Gulf.
Investigators said that the collision occurred at around 9:15 p.m. off the coast of Freeport in the Gulf of Mexico. In a series of events still under investigation, Ned and Julie Baron were on a 22-foot vessel. Authorities believe that boat's lights may not have been on when it and another boat collided. Ned and Julie Baron were thrown from the boat, along with three people from the other vessel.
As a result of the collision, Ned and Julie Baron sustained fatal injuries. Injuries from the other boat appeared to be minor. At this time, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Ned Baron, Julie Baron Boat Accident in Freeport
Authorities in the news are right to say that a boat without its lights on is very dangerous, but I can't help but wonder how they're looking into that claim. I can't imagine why someone would have their lights off out on the water, though some people make mistakes. It's also worth considering other explanations.
Could it be the boat was having electrical issues or otherwise became disabled? Could it be the lights burned out at an inopportune time? Maybe whatever source told authorities about the lack of lights was mistaken. Likely or not, proper investigations will consider all kinds of possibilities. At the end of the day, two people aren't around to tell their side of the story. It's worth taking steps to make sure someone is.