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The best way to deal with emergencies is to take steps to prevent or minimize them. But if an emergency occurs, it’s important to be prepared and know how to respond. Most paddling fatalities happen on calm water with clear skies and light winds. Falling overboard and drowning is a major cause of paddlecraft fatalities. Paddlecraft are also more prone to capsizing than larger vessels.