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Leading Causes of Boat Accidents in Florida

Posted July 4, 2022

Updated on November 16, 2023 Although Floridians enjoy boating throughout the year, safety remains a prevalent concern for this popular pastime. In an effort to decrease the amount of boat accidents that occur, the state of Florida, along with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, offers safety training and other programs to keep boating safe for… read more

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Two Tourists Dead after Wave Runner Crashes into Clearwater Tour Boat

Posted October 8, 2013

Updated on October 16, 2023 On Sunday, September 29th 2013, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators worked to determine what led to a wave runner accident that left two tourists dead. Around 6:10pm, a rented wave runner collided with a double-deck dolphin-watch boat near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge. The wave runner was operated… read more

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Teen Fatality in Labor Day Boating Accident

Posted September 12, 2013

Updated on October 13, 2013 On Labor Day September 3, 213 Katie Yule, a 15-year-old student of Keswick Christian School was fatally injured in a boating accident on Lake Seminole in Pinellas County. The accident occurred when Katie, along with a companion, Aubree Franz, 13, of St. Petersburg, were riding on a tube together being… read more

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Boating Accident Claims the Life of Former Pasco County Commission Candidate

Posted September 10, 2013

Updated on October 13, 2013 On Sunday, September 1st, 2013 a fatal boating accident claimed the life of Joshua Griffin, 29 of Land-O-Lakes. Griffin was riding on a boat piloted by his brother, Jeffrey-Jeremiah, 32, along with a friend, Denelle Walicke, 25, when it struck a channel marker shortly before midnight close to the shore… read more

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Water Sports Accidents and Statistics

Posted August 21, 2013

Updated on October 11, 2013 Encouraged by year-round sunshine and warm weather, water sports and activities are common for Florida residents and tourists. As temperatures climb in summer months, involvement in water recreation activities including boating, parasailing and kayaking increases as well. Unfortunately, water sports and boating activities also present relative dangers. Each year, carelessness… read more

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