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Camping & Fishing can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous!

Did you know that in the last ten years alone, over 300 people were struck and killed by lightning in the United States? Two thirds of these deaths occurred to people who had been enjoying the great outdoors & they weren’t all golfers! Fishermen accounted for more than four times as many fatalities as golfers, while beach goers & campers each accounted for more than twice as many deaths as golf. During this period there were a total of 33 fishing deaths, 18 beach deaths, 17 camping deaths, and 14 boating deaths.

Then there are also wild animal attacks to consider, like venomous snakes, bears, gators & spiders!

But don’t let this put you off, a little knowledge & preparation goes a long way!

With our Hook-Eze Blog we’ll be sharing our hints & tips on staying safe while camping & fishing so you can enjoy the great outdoors!

Ref: Detailed Analysis of Lightning Deaths in the United States from 2006 through 2015 John S. Jensenius, Jr. Lightning Safety Specialist National Weather Service, NOAA January 2016 http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/fatalities/analysis06-15.pdf


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