Even if you follow boating safety protocols, exercise good judgment on the water, and are considerate of other boaters, boating accidents can still happen.
While not all boating accidents involve personal injury or extensive property damage, it’s important to remember that there are certain conditions under which boaters are obligated to report accidents. When you’re unsure, it’s best to err on the side of caution.
Circumstances in which boating accidents should be reported to local authorities include:
- Instances involving serious personal injury or death