May 23, 2014 Alicia Turner
May 23, 2014 4:52 PM
Water safety for the holiday weekend is a priority for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. According to the F-W-C eleven people have died this year in boating accidents. Its report shows the number one cause of death in these boating accidents is drowning. It encourages boaters to be alert and always steer clear of other objects. Anthony Miller says he’s almost lost two family members to serious boating accidents.
“We're always cautious. We know that can happen. As a matter of fact we've been in a bad boating accident, which is probably why we take a little more caution than what the Coast Guard requires, as far as safety equipment is concerned. I understand how easy it is to die out there."
The F-W-C says the best way to keep an accident from turning deadly is to always wear a life jacket on board.