Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 24
Fatalities by Type of Accident

Total Types = 59
Total Fatalities = 51

Capsizing and falls overboard were the most common types of fatal boating accidents.

Some accidents are represented by more than one accident type, which accounts for the accident types exceeding the number of fatalities. An example of such an accident is when a vessel floods and then capsizes. Such an accident would be represented in both the "Flooding/Swamping" category and the "Falls Overboard" category since both of these occurrences were significant components of the accident.

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001