Waterway Danger

Most accidents and fatalities on Oregon's waterways are due to falling overboard, collisions, operator error/misjudgment, and reckless behavior, according to the Oregon Marine Board.

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Waterways in Oregon continue to draw boaters, kayakers and others seeking recreation.

A new report from the Oregon State Marine Board finds 2022 was a safer boating year than 2020 and 2021, but the number of fatalities is still high.

Waterway Safety

Stand Up Paddleboarder Andrew Hanson wears a life jacket with a quick-release leash.

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