f Chapter 5
Accident Prevention and Rescue
Face it, accidents still happen, no matter how prepared you are. This chapter will teach you how to prevent accidents, and what to do when you can’t. It includes several “what if” cases taken from real boating accidents, to help you recognize dangers, rescue injured people and prevent accidents. Knowing how to prevent accidents and rescue others will give you more confidence and make your time on the water more enjoyable.
OBJECTIVES You will learn: f Trends and causes of boating accidents f Basics of accident prevention and rescue f Prevention and rescue methods for environmental hazards f Basic rescue for water activities, such as capsizing, person overboard, collision, grounding and water skiing
California Course for Safe Boating
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