Family of Mallory Beach Reacts to Autopsy Results
The family of Mallory Beach was left devastated when she lost her life in a boating accident in February 2019. However, the grief they felt was amplified when they learned that her death was due to reckless behavior on the part of the driver of the boat, who was under the influence of alcohol. Recently, the family’s worst fears were confirmed when the autopsy results revealed that Mallory died from blunt force trauma to her head and chest.
The accident occurred during a nighttime boat ride in the waters off of Parris Island, South Carolina. Mallory, who was just 19 years old at the time, was one of six passengers in the boat. The driver of the boat, Paul Murdaugh, was drunk and crashed the vessel into a bridge piling. Mallory was thrown from the boat on impact and her body was found a week later, six miles from the scene of the accident.
Since the accident, the Beach family has been fighting for justice for their beloved Mallory. Their main goal is to hold those responsible for her death accountable for their actions. The family’s attorney, Mark Tinsley, has been working tirelessly to ensure that justice is served. In addition to filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Murdaugh family, Tinsley has been pushing for changes in the boating laws to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
The recent announcement of the autopsy results was a bittersweet moment for the Beach family. On one hand, the confirmation of the cause of Mallory’s death brings a sense of closure. On the other hand, the heartbreaking reality of their loss is once again brought to the forefront.
In a statement released by the family, they expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received from the community. “We are thankful for the love and support that has been shown to us since the loss of Mallory,” the statement read. “We miss her every day and will continue to fight for justice on her behalf.”
The family also reiterated their commitment to ensuring that changes are made to prevent similar tragedies in the future. “No family should have to go through what we have gone through,” the statement continued. “We will do everything in our power to ensure that boating laws are changed to prevent drunk driving on the water, and to hold those responsible for Mallory’s death accountable.”
The case has sparked outrage in the community and has brought attention to the issue of boating under the influence. In South Carolina, it is illegal to operate a motorized water vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. However, unlike driving under the influence laws, there is no mandatory minimum sentence for boating under the influence convictions.
Mallory’s death has prompted many to call for stricter laws and harsher penalties for those who operate boats while under the influence. The Beach family has been vocal in their support of these efforts, and they hope that their tragedy will serve as a catalyst for change.
The family has also been working to keep Mallory’s memory alive. They recently held a benefit concert in her honor, which raised funds for the Mallory Beach Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote boating safety and raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence.
The foundation also supports other causes that were important to Mallory, such as education, the arts, and animal welfare. Through their work, the Beach family hopes to honor the legacy of their beloved Mallory and to help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
In conclusion, the Beach family has been through a tremendous amount of pain and heartache since the loss of Mallory. However, their strength and resilience in the face of tragedy is truly inspiring. Through their work to promote boating safety and hold those responsible for Mallory’s death accountable, the family is making a lasting impact on their community and beyond. We can all learn from their example of perseverance in the face of adversity, and we can all work together to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.