Paddlesport Fatality Statistics Released
Monday, May 23, 2016
Posted by: Chris Stec
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics last week, revealing that boating fatalities last year totaled 626 - an increase from 2014 but still the third lowest number of boating fatalities on record.
One hundred and forty-six(146) of those fatalities were in canoes(68), kayaks(71) and SUPs(7). This is an increase from the 135 reported in 2014.
To learn more, or view the entire report, please visit www.americancanoe.org/paddlesports_statistics