Boating safety 101
What is Boating
There are many causes of death or injuries while boating exceptionally drowning . In 2010 about 4,000 got injured while boating. Drowning is probably is the biggest killer to boaters everywhere though. Life jackets are important while boating because in 2014, about 337 died while not wearing a life jacket.
How to prevent boating accidents
Drinking while boating is a fatal. It increases the chance of a you having a boating accident by 34%
Use life jacket
Make sure you know how to swim
Check the weather before you boat
Always keep a lifebuoy on the boat
Learn how to use equipment
Do not stand up on boat
How to save someone if they are in a boating accident
Use first aid kit
Remove from water immediately.
Figure out if the victim was hurt by an animal
Alert other boaters.
Stay calm and do not exert yourself