Shocking Number of Boating Accidents Occur in Alabama
ALABAMA – According to an online news report at wtvm.com, the Fourth of July holiday period involved deaths on Alabama waterways.*
A man who has lived on Lake Harding for four years notes that his first day he visited the lake, he had to help out fellow boaters. “I had to tow two boats back that were tethered together,” he said.
The man indicates that he has witnessed a lot of dangerous things that people have done on the lake over the past four years. “When they’re out here in the summertime, it is really crazy out here," the man said. "There are the partiers that go out there.”
A local resident agrees with the man. She notes that “I see kids out there on jet-skis that shouldn’t be, people without life jackets on jet-skis, and people out in weather when it’s lightening.”
The two residents indicate that Lake Harding was very busy during the Fourth of July holiday period. This was the same for other lakes in Alabama, where six people perished in accidents involving boats from June 30 to July 7. This is three times the amount of fatalities compared to the same period over the last two years.
As of 2019, there have been 64 boating accidents with 22 fatalities in Alabama, already passing the number of boating fatalities in Alabama for all of 2017 and 2018.
There have already been fourteen deaths associated with boating in Georgia in 2019, per the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
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