There’s nothing like taking the family (or yourself, for some “me time”) down to the water and fishing. Even as a relaxing pastime, though, things can go wrong.
Many people worry about accidents while out hunting. Taking a boat out on the water can be risky, too.
Although the number of boat-related fatalities and deaths, it’s always best to be prepared. Here’s what to during fishing accidents.
There are two types of fish hook accidents. Let’s define each one and how to treat them.
This is a hook that’s not near an eye or deeply embedded in muscles, joints, or bones.
No matter what, get the injured person to a medical professional immediately. They might need a tetanus shot.
This advice is for a hook that is embedded in muscles, joints, bones or is close to an eye. This information is also good for a situation where you’re afraid to take the hook out or the injured person is panicking.
Don’t be caught off guard. Study these techniques before you head out fishing.
Falling overboard is another type of major fishing accident. Here’s what steps to take if your passenger falls into the water:
If you’re in cold waters, they might be suffering hypothermia too. Get medical help immediately.
We hope you never have to be in a boat accident. But the best way to deal with a crisis is to be prepared.
Here are some tips to stay safe on your boating trip:
We want you to have a great time on the water. That involves being prepared for any fishing accidents that might occur.
If you or someone you’re with has been injured, don’t wait. Contact us immediately!