Coast Guard reports 4,158 Recreational boat accidents and 626 deaths for 2015

Sobering Recreational Boating Statistics The Coast Guard tally of 4,158 accidents in 2015 resulted in 626 deaths and 2,613 injuries.  This equated to approximately $42 million dollars in property damage.  For a every 100,000 registered recreational vessels there were 5.3 deaths, a 1.9% increase over the previous year’s fatality rate.   Drowning accounted for 76% of the […]

Boater killed in Louisiana

A boater was killed on July 31 in a boating accident that took place near Grand Isle in Louisiana, an article of reported. Reports coming from the state’s Wildlife and Fisheries agents said that around 1:00 a.m. Metairie resident Robert Sims, 44, hit his head on a piling while traveling in his 28-foot boat through Caminada Pass. Sims was on […]

Boater killed in Cane River accident

A man from Dry Prong recently died on the Cane River after the boat he was operating was involved in an accident, a July 5 article of the Louisiana Sportsman reported. Information coming from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed that around 7:20 a.m. on July 4, the boat occupied by 65-year-old William […]

2 boaters dead, 6 injured in Louisiana in March

At least two individuals were killed and six others sustained injuries in the seven boating accidents recorded by Louisiana authorities last month, an article of reported on April 7. Reports stated the two boating fatalities took place on March 12 and on March 27. The first fatality occurred near Black Bayou in high flood waters when a boat […]