Certainly boaters have a responsibility to keep an eye on conditions to make certain they don’t get caught in situations they, their crews, and their boats can’t handle. Still, accidents happen throughout the range of conditions.
Have a look at the table below, which shows a breakdown of accidents, including the injuries and even fatalities that occurred in a full range of condition variables.
This table documents some of the environmental characteristics of accidents. It focuses on accidents, deaths, and injuries by type of body of water, water conditions, wind level, visibility, and water temperature.
Note: Report is for 2016