Family of Drowning Victim File Claims for Damages Against the City of Santa Barbara

Family members of a drowning victim have filed claims for damages against the City of Santa Barbara. The claims state that one of the City’s tenants, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, rented a stand-up paddleboard on April 29, 2017 to non-swimmer Davies Kabogoza who subsequently fell and drowned in Santa Barbara Harbor. The Sailing Center is […]

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$16.2 Million Drowning Death Verdict Sends Strong Message to Summer Camp Operators: Protect The Kids in Your Care – Civil Trial Update

On August 15, 2005, Plaintiffs brought their four-year-old son, Yoni Gottesman, to Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club (“COAC”) to attend a Summer Activities Camp (“Camp”). After Plaintiffs left their son in Defendants’ care, Defendants allowed him to drown. Yoni drowned right in front of camp counselors and lifeguards.

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Attorneys Want State to Investigate Boy’s Drowning – Santa Barbara News-Press

The attorneys for the family of a 4-year-old boy who drowned last year at a Goleta athletic club are
urging the state attorney general to launch a criminal investigation, saying earlier probes by the Santa
Barbara Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office, finding no criminal wrongdoing, were
deeply flawed.

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