SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.
Our family is in the beginning stages of working with Senator Kirk Schuring (29th District) in an effort to get more visual information near lakes and marinas. It is extremely dangerous for anyone to be at the back of a boat, while the boat is moving at a slow speed, or while in the no-wake zone. Unfortunately, for our family, we were not aware of this danger. We will work hard to make sure others are made aware of this silent killer.
Each year, boaters are injured or killed by carbon monoxide. Most incidents occur on older boats and within the cabin or other enclosed areas. Exhaust leaks, the leading cause of death by carbon monoxide, can allow carbon monoxide to migrate throughout the boat and into enclosed areas. New areas of concern are the rear deck near the swim platform with the generator or engines running and teak surfing or dragging behind a slow moving boat. Regular maintenance and proper boat operation can reduce the risk of injury from carbon monoxide.