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Old 05-23-2005   #1
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Recreational Boat Accident Reporting

I just wanted to remind everyone of the requirements to report a recreational boat accident in Colorado. This information is entered in the US Coast Guard boating accident database and the statistics are utilized in identifying boating safety issues at the state and national level. This information is then used by federal and state managing agencies, and private organizations to develop programs and direct funding toward areas of concern. Colorado has had several serious accidents already and I am trying to piece together information on all of them. If you witnessed or have any information regarding the kayaking accident on the Poudre, the rafting fatality on the Yampa at Deerlodge, or the fatal on the Colorado near Glenwood Springs this weekend, please email me with contact information at [email protected]. The Parks Board regulation which covers vessel accident reporting is:


1. In the case of an accident involving a vessel, the operator thereof, shall file with the Division a full report concerning the accident. A vessel is considered to be involved in a boating accident whenever the occurrence results in damage, in excess of five hundred dollars, by or to the vessel or its equipment, in injury or loss of life to any person, or in the disappearance of any person from on board under circumstances which indicate the possibility of death or injury. Such boating accident includes, but is not limited to, capsizing, collision, foundering, flooding, fire, explosion, and the disappearance of a boat other than by theft. Accidents for the purpose of the report are only those which occur on the water.

2. Reports required under subsection 1 of this section shall contain the following information:

a. The number assigned to each vessel involved;

b. The locality, time and date of the accident;

c. The weather conditions existing at the time of the accident;

d. The name, address, and age of each operator of a vessel involved in the accident;

e. The name and address of the owner of each vessel involved in the accident;

f. The name and address of any person who is injured or killed as the result of the accident;

g. The nature and extent of injury to any person;

h. A description of any property damage;

i. A description of how the accident occurred;

j. The type of vessel that is the subject of the report;

k. The name and address, if known, of any witness to the accident.

3. All reports required to be submitted under this section shall be submitted to the Law Enforcement Unit at 13787 South Highway 85, Littleton, Colorado 80125 of the Division within five days after the date of the accident.

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Old 05-23-2005   #2
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I collide with rocks all the time which can and does cause damage to my 'vessel' with loss of plastic but I don't think I am gonna report them.

I'd also hate to report the capsizing of my vessel especially if I'm in some play hole on the river. All the swimmers that lose their 'vessel' would have to file a report according to the law. That's a lot of paperwork.
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