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A vessel operator involved in a boating accident must report the accident to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks immediately immediately by the quickest means if the accident meets one of the criteria:

  • Injury to any person requires treatment beyond first aid
  • Death or disappearance of any person
  • Damage to the vessel(s) or other property exceeds $2,000
  • Complete loss of the vessel

Boat accidents shall be filed with the department or a commissioned law enforcement officer by the operator of the vessel immediately after the time of the accident.

Accidents should be reported on accident report forms available from the Law Enforcement Division of the department. All reports must be submitted to:

Law Enforcement Division
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
512 SE 25th Avenue
Pratt, Kansas 67124-8174
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