In 2007, there were 107 deaths related to canoeing and kayaking compared to 99 deaths in 2006. That accounts for 15% of the total recreational boating deaths in 2007.
I found two really interesting facts in the executive summary of the report:
- Over two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, ninety (90) percent were not wearing a life jacket.
- Only fourteen (14) percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction.