When do I need to report a boating accident? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

An accident or loss of life needs to be reported to the proper authority if any of the following occurs:
1. Someone dies in the boat accident
2. A person disappears under circumstances that indicate death or injury
3. Damage to the boat and property exceeds $500
4. Complete loss of the boat
5. A person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid