US Sailing expresses our heartfelt condolences to John Harrison Doucet and his family for the devastating accident in Gulfport, Miss. on Sunday involving powerlines. Please help support John in his recovery through GoFundMe.
This accident is a powerful reminder that powerlines around boating facilities has been a safety risk for years and continues to be. US Sailing is collecting input from sailing organizations that have experience in dealing with powerlines in close proximity to the waterfront.
How did you discover this safety risk?
How did you resolve the problem?
What measures did you put in place to prevent this safety hazard?
Please contact US Sailing at firstname.lastname@example.org with your input and resources regarding this issue.
Another similar safety risk at waterfronts around the country is Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). Learn more about ESD and how to prevent an accident at your venue in the Gowrie Group Safety Report.