LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report.
The report comes just in time for National Safe Boating Week, which is from May 22nd to the 28th.
FWC encourages boaters to wear their life jackets, maintain 360-degree awareness, and know the dangers (and penalties) for operating a vessel while impaired.
According to the report having no proper lookout was a top reason why accidents occurred in Collier and Lee Counties, followed by operator inexperience.
FWC encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer.
Boating tips can be found at MyFWC.com/Boating.
To report people who are boating dangerously, call 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@MyFWC.com.