1st Coast Guard District releases 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics

1st Coast Guard District releases 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics
WCVB TV meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbons receives kayaking lessons and boating safety tips from pro kayaker, Kevin N. Horner during a cold water safety event hosted by Coast Guard Station Boston, May 13, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON – The 1st Coast Guard District has released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that recreational...

Coast Guard releases 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Coast Guard releases 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing boating fatalities that year totaled 610, the second-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record. From 2013 to 2014, deaths increased from 560 to 610, an 8.9 percent increase, injuries increased from 2,620 to 2,678, a 2.2 percent increase and the total number of accidents increased from...