Lowest number of boating fatalities on record
Published on May 18th, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 560 – the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2012 to 2013, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased 14 percent, from 651 to 560, and injuries decreased from 3,000 to 2,620, a 12.7 percent reduction. The total reported recreational boating accidents decreased from 4,515 to 4,062, a 10 percent decrease. – Boating Industry, read on.