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Boating & Booze: A Dangerous Mix Better Avoided

Picture this: You’re spending a day out on the water, the sun is beating down on you and as the temperatures soar, an ice-cold beer or a mixed drink might seem tempting. While this may sound like a great way to spend a weekend, it carries with it a considerable risk. Statistics show around 40 per cent of deaths and 65 per cent of all boating-related accidents occur under the influence of alcohol. Given that there are around 6,000 accidents that happen on the water per year, 3,900 of these ...