Infographic - Recreational Boating Fatality Statistics by USCG

According to the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division, someone is injured or killed in a boating accident every 2-1/2 hours. As expected, your chances of drowning in a boating accident is greatly reduced while wearing a life jacket, you have a 1 in 11 chance with no life jacket and 1 in 66 while wearing a life jacket. Less than 50% of boaters have ever taken a boating safety course and only 63% consider themselves "very experienced."