Coast Guard hones in on safety as summer boating season commences in Northeast

Coast Guard hones in on safety as summer boating season commences in Northeast
BOSTON — The Coast Guard released its 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing boating fatalities nationwide totaled 658, the second highest number in five years. In the Northeast, recreational boating deaths decreased from 55 in 2016 to 54 in 2017. Thirty-nine of the 54 people who died drowned and 41 of the 54 deaths were the result of capsizing or falling overboard. Thirty-nine...

Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 658, a 6.1 percent decrease from 2016. From 2016 to 2017, recreational boating injuries also decreased 9.4 percent from 2,903 to 2,629, and the total number of accidents decreased 3.9 percent from 4,463 to 4,291. However, the report also shows...