NewsLocal News


Lawsuit filed in deadly 2017 catamaran accident at Lopez Lake

Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 23:47:52-05

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in a deadly catamaran accident at Lopez Lake.

Darryl Tyler Redd, 47 of San Diego, was one of three people on the catamaran when it capsized in the Cottonwood Cove Area in June of 2017.

According to court filings, Redd’s mother, Tara James, filed the lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.

The lawsuit says Redd was working as a cook for Kitchens for Good when he was invited to Camp Hope at Lopez Lake. The camp is designed to help victims of domestic violence and their children. Redd went onto a catamaran sailboat, which the lawsuit says was being operated by Bruce Stevenson.

The lawsuit names Stevenson as the defendant, saying he didn’t require Redd to wear a life preserver. During the trip, the lawsuit says there were heavy winds and the catamaran ended up capsizing, tossing everyone into the water.

Two other people on board made it out safely, but Redd did not survive.