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The operator of a vessel, or each person on board, must report a boating accident without delay, and by the quickest means available, to the nearest conservation officer, sheriff of the county, or nearest state police post when:

  • A person dies or...
  • A person disappears from a vessel.

The operator or the owner of a vessel involved in a boating accident must file an accident report form supplied by the Michigan DNR.

  • The form must be filed within 48 hours if:
    • A person dies within 24 hours of the occurrence or...
    • A person loses consciousness, receives medical treatment, or is disabled for more than 24 hours.
  • The form must be filed within five days if:
    • Damage to the vessel and other property damage totals more than $2,000 or...
    • A person disappears from the vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury.
Michigan Boating Accident Report
Michigan Boating Accident Report
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