Boaters Reminded to Report Accidents

Regardless of how safe and cautious boaters are on the water, sometimes an accident does happen. If a boating accident involves injury, death or disappearance of a person, an accident report must be filled out and sent to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department within 48 hours of the occurrence.

If property damage exceeds $2,000, but no deaths or injuries are involved, a boat operator has five days to file a report.

A boat accident form is available at the Game and Fish Department website,, at any Game and Fish office or by contacting a local game warden.