accident

Video: Underwater After an Accident

A unique point-of-view perspective of a sinking boater that was not wearing a life jacket at the time of an accident.

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Video Series: Safe SUP Choices

This series of humorous videos covers a range of important SUP topics, like paddling while impaired, staying within your limits, paying attention to the forecast, and more.

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Video: Life Jackets and Seat Belts, It’s Your Choice

This creative video contrasts the societal norms of seat belt usage in cars against life jacket wear rates in boats but, it doesn’t matter which mode of transportation, once you’ve realized that you’re about to be in an accident, there’s no time to buckle up in a car or a boat. Watch how these two scenarios unfold.

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Video: Phyllis Kopytko Accident/Engine Cut Off Switch

Boating accident survivor, Phyllis Kopytko, tells her harrowing story of how she and her husband were ejected from a speeding boat and then suddenly fighting for their lives as the boat circled them with no one on board. This real-life video re-enactment reminds boaters about basic boating safety such as always wearing an engine cutoff device and a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.

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NSBC BoatBeat Blog: Boating Emergency Preparedness

A boating emergency can happen anytime, anywhere — and does not only refer to a problem with the vessel, but also to any dangerous situation involving a passenger.

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Video: Pro Wakeboarder Shaun Murray Shares his Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that alcohol and boating don’t mix. In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard 2019 Boating Accident Report Data shows that alcohol is the leading contributing factor to boating deaths. Ride Dry, Drive Dry!

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Mississippi Miracle

How river pilot Sean Tittle stopped a 12,000-ton vessel and saved a family of three

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