Kayaker Sues FDNY for Injuries

A kayaker who was seriously injured during a rescue effort last spring has filed suit against FDNY.

Frank Marino Jr., 17, was kayaking in Jamaica Bay last May when he capsized. FDNY responded but the propeller of the boat send to assist Marino struck him causing “multiple severe and serious lacerations” to his abdomen and legs. Marino’s injuries required surgery.

The suit was filed in Queens Supreme Court. More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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