Category: Boating Accidents
Collier County, FL (March 5, 2020) A North Collier firefighter was near Wiggins Pass Marina when he found an injured swimmer and put him on his boat.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says Florida leads the nation in the number of registered vessels with close to a million. The consequence of this volume makes Florida also lead the nation in the number of annual boating fatalities.
Florida has a beautiful coast that attracts many boating enthusiasts. Our legal boat charter companies are doing a wonderful and safe job protecting their passengers and giving them a good time out on the water. However, the U.S. Coast Guard warns us of the dangers of illegal charters, and we wish to share this information with you.
Jet skiing is very popular in Southwest Florida and is enjoyed throughout the year. To the observer, it may look like an easy pastime, but since they can travel over 60 mph on top of the water, it can be risky.
Use of marijuana laws are changing quickly in the United States. Even if cannabis is legal in your state, the federal government still considers it a Schedule I drug.
Investigating authorities report that boating under the influence was the cause of a July 4th jet ski accident by the Sanibel Causeway.
The negative consequence of Florida’s high registered vessel numbers and its beautiful weather makes Florida rank number one in the number of boating fatalities in the nation.
Boating is a way of life for most people in Florida. Whether they are interested in fishing, site-seeing or even looking for new swimming locations, safety needs to be the number one priority.
Boat propellers are extremely dangerous. Not only should engines be off, but keys should be out of the ignition anytime people are getting in or out of the water.
Florida is a mecca for boating and fishing enthusiasts, and accidents happen. Do you know what you need to do after a boating accident?