Yearly Fatalities of Boaters, 1995-2000:
What’s the typical sportsman boating fatality?
- 88% fatalities are from drowning.
- 40% of fatalities come from vessel capsizing.
- Cold water and strong current were reported in a high percentage of accidents.
- Most accidents happen in open motorboats 16 feet or less.
- Men ages 30-50 were the most common victims.