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What to do After a Boating Accident

what to do after a boating accident

As Summer boating season comes to an end, there is still a chance for boating accidents as duck hunting season starts. When your hunting it’s important to take note of boat safety and know what to do after a boating accident. 5 Steps After a Boating Crash: Headcount After being involved in a boat accident, be sure to check for all passengers and make sure they did not fall overboard. Be sure to check with the other boat involved in the wreck if they are ok and if all passengers are accounted for. Get Help Call for help immediately either by dialing 911...

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Labor Day Boat Crash Kills Teen

Boat Crash Kills Teen

This past Labor Day Weekend, a 17-year-old girl died, and 10 others were injured when their boat crashed Sunday afternoon. The boat crash killed the teen when the boat carrying 14 passengers capsized about 16 miles off the coast of Florida near Miami. USA Today was told in their interview with Miami Dade Fire and Rescue that the boat hit a channel marker and capsized the 28-foot center counsel boat. Of the 11 injured in the crash, a 17-year-old passed away Monday from injuries sustained in the crash. While boating can be a fun experience for all ages it comes with...

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Most Common Causes of Boat Wrecks

Causes of boat wrecks

People can be found in boats on the water at almost any time in the South, whether you’re working on a boat year-round, enjoying wake boarding in the summer, fishing in the spring, or duck hunting in the fall and winter. Unfortunately, it’s not always fun on the water, especially when it comes to boat wrecks. In 2020 there were nearly 4,000 injuries in the U.S. as a result of boating accidents and almost 800 deaths, which has progressively increased over the last 10 years. The amount of boating accident injuries and deaths makes many of us wonder what the cause...

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