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New York Officials Warn Boaters of High Risk

One doesn't often think of New York City when one thinks of summertime recreation on the waterways. New York City boating accidents often involve ferries and other mass transit/transportation. However, with an abundance of lakes and rivers within driving distance and the ocean just a short hop away, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers enjoy the water every summer. However, as the results of one recent study shows, hitting the waterways in a personal watercraft can be very dangerous. Indeed, New York State as a whole ranks third in the nation for the number of boating accidents and seventh in the nation for the number of fatal boating accidents.

Tragic Hudson River Boat Crash Claims Bride-to-Be

On July 23rd, a celebratory ride up the Hudson River turned tragic as a boat carrying a bride-to-be, her groom, and several other members of the bridal party crashed into a barge. An investigation has revealed the boating accident was caused by the operator, who was intoxicated and either failed to see the barge or failed to accurately compensate the boat's course.

Safe Boating Tips for the New York City Summer

The summer boating season kicked off on July 4th and is expected to be one of the biggest ever. Official predictions estimate that 88 million boaters are hitting the waterways across the country this summer. That staggering figure includes the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and other popular waterways inside New York City limits. Unfortunately, that congestion means the number of boating accidents is likely to increase as well.

Boating Accidents in New York City

You don't normally associate boating accidents with New York City. Usually, when you think of accidents in the Big Apple, pedestrian or auto accidents come to mind. However, there are more than 22,000 boats registered in the Five Burroughs of New York City. Most are privately owned pleasure craft but there are also a large number of commercial boats as well (cargo ships, ferries, and tour boats).

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