The Coast Guard along with the Tillamook County sheriff’s office rescued six boaters after their small boat capsized at the entrance to Nehalem Bay along the Oregon Coast. Five of the six boaters were treated for minor injuries after the boating accident.
The Seattle Times reported that three of the boaters made it to shore while the others were rescued from the south jetty. According to the Coast Guard, only two of the six boaters were wearing life jackets.
The Coast Guard reports that in 2007, of 476 drowning deaths due to boating accidents, 427 of the drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. The importance of life jackets can not be stressed enough. While all of these boaters survived this boating accident, one never knows when an accident will occur and everyone should be prepared by wearing a life vest.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blgo, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in boating accidents and the families of those killed.