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California Boating 

A Course for Safe Boating


Accident Prevention and Rescue


You will learn:

Trends and causes of boating


Basics of accident prevention

and rescue

Prevention and rescue methods

for environmental hazards

Basic rescue for water activities,

such as capsizing, person

overboard, collision, grounding

and water skiing

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.

Chapter 5