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A vessel operator is required to make a verbal and written report whenever a boating accident results in:

  • Loss of life or disappearance of a person or…
  • Injury to any person or…
  • Property damage in excess of $2,000.

Verbal reports must be made immediately to a DNR conservation warden or a local law enforcement officer.

A written report must be made within 10 days on Department of Natural Resources Form 4100-20 to DNR-Boat Safety, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. Visit and enter the keywords “boat crash” to obtain the Operator Boating Incident Report form.

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