New Report Details Increase in Boating Accidents in Florida
Sunday is Maritime Day in the United States, and a recent report from Florida details trends in the number of boating accidents in the state in the last year.
Details about the Boating Accident Report
WPTV News is reporting that a recent report shows that the number of boating accidents in the state of Florida experienced a sharp increase from 2014 to 2015, even though there have been a 25 percent decrease in the number of wrongful deaths in 2015.
A statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday stated that the 2015 Boating Accident Statistics report revealed that there were a total of 737 total boating accidents in 2015 – a total of 103 more accidents than there were in 2014.
In 2015, there were a total of 45 people who were killed in boating accidents.
The FWC has stated that most of the accidents can be avoided if boaters had only paid more attention the surroundings, maintained proper lookout, and if everyone had been wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.
The commission that conducted and released the report is responsible for viewing, analyzing, and compiling boating accident data for the state of Florida.