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A vessel operator involved in a boating accident must report the accident to KDFWR if the accident caused:

  • Injury to or death of any person or…
  • Disappearance of any person under circumstances that indicate the possibility of death or injury or…
  • Injury that requires medical attention or that incapacitates a person for 24 hours or more or…
  • Damage to the vessel(s) or other property exceeding $500.

Most reports of accidents must be made within 5 days of the accident. However, you must report an accident within 48 hours if the accident involves death or a serious injury.

If the operator of the vessel is not capable of making the report and is not the owner of the vessel, the owner must file the report.

Accident report forms are available from the KDFWR.

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