Coast Guard warns of dangers of alcohol and boating

 Coast Guard warns of dangers of alcohol and boating
CLEVELAND — As National Safe Boating Week continues, the Coast Guard 9th District reminds boaters of the dangers of operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol. According to the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety’s 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents last year, contributing to 16% of deaths...

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

 U.S. Coast Guard releases 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 560 — the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2012 to 2013, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased 14 percent, from 651 to 560, and injuries decreased from 3,000 to 2,620, a 12.7 percent reduction. The total reported recreational...