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Boating Accidents are More Common in Florida Than Other States

Florida leads the nation in boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2018, the state reported 607 boating accidents, causing $7 million in damages, injuring hundreds and costing 57 people their lives. Boating accidents, especially in Florida, happen more often than you might think, and the number of registered recreational vessels is climbing [...]

Top 5 Reasons People Get Hurt Boating

According to the United States Coast Guard, the reasons most people get hurt on a boat are "mundane." These simple reasons for boating accidents can lead to serious health problems and even death. The top 5 reasons people are injured on boats are: Running aground.  Boating accidents are most common when the boat is being [...]

Drunk Boater in Florida Keys Accident Injures Passengers

Kevin Scott Lancaster was arrested by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for boating under the influence, gross negligence and having an inadequate number of life jackets on his craft after slamming a boat in to the Garrison Bight Channel Light #3 near Fleming Key off of Key West on May 10. Eight people [...]

Boating Accidents on the Rise in Florida: Tragically, Most Could Be Prevented

Lucky to be alive, a 13-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries after two boats collided near Pineland Marina on Florida’s Southwest Coast. The accident reportedly occurred near a known blind spot off the coast of Bokeelia. The reason given? Someone was not paying attention, an unfortunately common excuse heard across Florida. Florida leads the nation [...]