Boating Accidents and Injuries Are Preventable
Nearly 650 people die each year during recreational boating activities.
Wear a life jacket.
if possible install a propeller guard or at least before any one enters the water. allow enough time 10 to 15 seconds for the prop to stop turning. do not start the engine until everyone is back in the boat to avoid propeller strikes.
Be an aware boat operator, have a designated lookout.
Us an engine cut-off device.
Learn First Aid and CPR.
With the boating season starting do not be forever-changed by families and friends by a boating or water tragedy.
By educating all who enjoy the water, we can save lives and prevent our story from becoming your story.
From the Waves of Hope/National Safe Boating Council