Take heed if you plan on hitting the waves this summer – recreational boating accidents kill hundreds and hurt thousands every year in the United States. In late May, two boats collided at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The accident happened while one boat was headed downstream and the other upstream around 9:20pm. Something went wrong, and despite efforts to steer both boats away from each other, the two collided. One of the boats was so damaged it had to be towed from the lake. Three of the people onboard were injured, one severely enough to require airlifting to a nearby hospital. The most severely injured was a 24-year-old woman from Nashville. Boating Accident Statistics The U.S. Coast Guard recently released recreational boating accident statistics for 2015. That year, 4,158 accidents were documented by USCG, with 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million worth of property damage….
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