As summer heats up and we head out on the water, its crucially important to remember boat safety at all times. For kayakers that means being highly visible and constantly prepared for unplanned swims. This kayak fisherman was hit by a motorboat and changed his approach to the sport afterwards. These the top 5 lessons he learned from the incident:
“After being struck by a boat while he was fishing from a kayak, this survivor partnered with the Watersports Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard to provide 5 Tips for kayakers to avoid such an incident. Number 1 is to dress to be easily seen and for an emergency in which the kayaker winds up in the water.