Briana Joy Burden

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Briana Joy Burden, A woman was killed and six other people were injured when a boat they were on crashed into a barrier on Lake Michigan and capsized early Friday morning, according to authorities.

Briana Joy Burden, 20, drowned when she became trapped under the vessel that flipped over after it struck a breakwall in choppy conditions around 4 a.m., Chicago fire officials said.

The tragic crash occurred near the popular “Playpen” area frequented by boaters near the shoreline.

“I’m so sad that everybody got hurt,” Burden’s father Angelo Ayala told the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday.

“People made it, my baby didn’t make it.”


Briana Joy Burden died at the age of 20 years old.

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After Burden told her younger sister de ella she planned on hanging with friends on the lake, her sibling de ella urged her not to go because of the weather and how late it was, Ayala said.

The grieving dad recalled how his daughter, who worked at a nursing home and briefly at an Amazon Foods store, was always positive. She wanted to help guide kids through any troubles they might face, he reportedly said.

She leaves behind two sisters, 18 and 24, and her parents.

“We are all a mess, but we’re strong, we’ll get through this,” Ayala said as he cried. “It’s horrible to lose a child.”

Briana Joy Burden Killed & 6 People injured After Boat Hits Barrier

The seven boaters were returning to land when there was a “huge increase in wind and wave activity” before they hit the wall, Chicago fire and police officials said, according to the newspaper.

Burden’s body de ella was recovered after the search was temporarily called off because of bad weather, police said.

She died from multiple injuries and drowning, the medical examiner said, according to the Chicago Tribune. The boat crash was ruled an accident.

The six other boaters, including four women and two men between the ages of 20 and 40, were all rescued by first responders. One person even swam to shore.

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They were all hospitalized following the rescue. Ayala called the loss of his daughter de él “devastating.”


“And that everyone was in disbelief,” he told the Sun-Times.