Thursday, May 31, 2007

Boating dangers: How safe are boaters on the waterways you visit?

Failure to wear a life vest, alcohol and inability to swim are factors in most of the 700 accidental boating deaths that occur each year in U.S. waters, according to a Gannett News Service analysis of boating accident data.

Of the 3,507 people who died in boating accidents between 2001 and 2005, about 80 percent weren’t wearing life vests, according to the GNS analysis of Coast Guard data.

Click here to check accident details for any waterway in the country by searching an interactive map.


The above interactive map link is pretty can go state by state too....


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