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An operator involved in a boating accident must:

  • Stop his or her vessel immediately at the scene of the accident and …
  • Assist anyone injured or in danger from the accident, unless doing so would seriously endanger his or her own vessel or passengers and …
  • Give, in writing, his or her name, address, and vessel identification to anyone injured and to the owner of any property damaged by the accident.

It is illegal for a boat operator involved in an accident to leave the scene of the accident without assisting those who were injured in the accident.

Anyone who renders assistance at the scene of a boating accident will not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of providing reasonable and prudent assistance.