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Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident to the TPWD by the quickest means possible if it has resulted in:

  • Death or...
  • The disappearance of a person from a vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury or...
  • Injury requiring medical treatment beyond first aid or...
  • Property damage exceeding $2,000 to all vessels, docks, etc., involved in the accident.

Accident reports submitted by the operator(s) are confidential and are not admissible in court as evidence.

Report forms are available from TPWD offices and game wardens. You can also call the TPWD 24 hours a day at 512-389-4848.

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