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There are an estimated 3 to 4 million lakes in the United States. One study even found that lake destinations were the number one spot for travel in 2012. This does not surprise me. Lakes offer plenty of recreational activities at an extremely low price. Many area lakes surrounding my city are even free to use.
In 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,604 boating accidents, which resulted in 672 deaths. Three-fourths of those deaths were due to drowning. Even though the U.S. Coast Guard requires a life jacket for everyone on-board, 88 percent of those who drowned in 2010 from a boating accident were not wearing a life jacket. The boat captain (or driver) being unaware or inexperienced and alcohol are the top reasons for boating accidents.