By:Jaclyn and Libby
Statistics and facts
-About 58% of fatal boating accidents happened in a motorboat.
- Jet skis were causes of 7% of fatal accidents and 30% of all the accidents that cause injuries.
-According to boating accidents statistics, a boat operator who has been drinking is the number one contributing factor to fatal boating accidents.
-In addition, boating accident statistics indicate that 75% of all boating fatalities are due to drowning and in 84% of those cases, the victims were not wearing life jackets.
-Boating accidents cause about 750 deaths, 3,500 injuries, and around $36 million in damage.