I was in a boating accident. Should I call the Coast Guard?
If you’re involved in a boating accident and somebody is injured, then you are required by law to report the accident. Either to the FWC, which is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the sheriff’s office, the police department or the Coast Guard. A lot of it will depend upon whether or not the waters you’re on are navigable or non navigable waters. But always make certain to report accidents, particularly when they involve injuries.