Alaska boating deaths rose in 2017

posted by Rick Rydell -

click here for the full story!

Recreational boating deaths surged last year in Alaska, but the long-term trend offers better news for safety on the water, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The national summary of recreational accidents shows there were 5.5 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational boats, down from 5.9 deaths per 100,000 in 2016. The number of accidents fell by 3.9 percent, and the number of injuries fell by 9.4 percent, paralleling the decline in deaths.

Alaska bucked the trend, however: There were 20 recreational boating fatalities in Alaska last year, according to the Coast Guard’s data. That’s up from 19 in 2016 and seven in 2015. The number of recreational boating accidents declined, from 26 in 2016 to 15 in 2017.

Alaska boating deaths rose in 2017


Rick Rydell

Rick Rydell

Want to know more about Rick Rydell? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on 650 KENI! Read more


Content Goes Here

This ad will close in X seconds.