Father of RIT student involved in fatal Roseland accident files suit

Val Hollingsworth of Dover, Massachusetts is looking for answers — something he claims he did not get from Canandaigua officials following the 2016 death of his 22-year-old son after a fall at Roseland Wake Park.

He wants changes made so no other parents have to go through what he and his wife Carol have been dealing with since losing their son, who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the park Sept. 22, 2016 and died two days later at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Hollingsworth is now seeking to get those answers in federal court where his attorney, Stephen Schwarz, filed a complaint Friday, demanding a jury trial.

The suit is against Roseland Wake Park and Rixen US in Florida and Rixen Cableways of Germany, whom Schwarz said are manufacturers of the wakeboarding system at the park,

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