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Re: The Fla results
Posted by Jim E on Sep 16, 2006
Accident statistics don't tell the whole story. When I was short of reading material a while back. I read through this online list of Florida boating fatalities, hoping to learn something. Almost all the paddlecraft accidents, and many of the powercraft accidents, seem to involve people simply falling into the water without PFDs on. Classifying these as power or paddle accidents seems almost arbitrary. If this style of accident were a separate category, the paddlecraft fatalities would be almost zero. So PFDs really do save lives, somthing which will come as no surprise to this forum.
Florida boating fatalities 2005
In Response to: Re: The Fla results by Laszlo on Sep 15, 2006