Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics last Monday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record.
From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease; injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, a 2.6 percent reduction; and the total reported recreational boating accidents decreased from 4,588 to 4,515, a 1.6 percent decrease.
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