(TacticalNews.com) – Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the nice weather, and it may even feed you for a night or two. However, the practice can come with its own set of risks – some of which often get overlooked. Here are some fishing dangers people might not consider.
Dehydration is more common than you might think, especially in the summer. Exposure to the sun for extended periods of time while fishing may lead to loss of fluid and possible sunburns. Be sure to bring plenty of sports drinks or good ole H2O when you go fishing and try to avoid alcohol or caffeinated drinks, which only dehydrate you further.
Fishing requires close contact with the water, making drowning always a possibility. With that said, drowning can occur more easily when you’re fishing, especially if you’re wearing chest or waist waders that can quickly fill with water and cause you to sink.
Fishing from a kayak or boat, which can capsize, is also dangerous and can lead to injuries or other deadly complications. Be sure to wear life-preserving equipment when on a boat, kayak or canoe.
Danger comes in many forms. There’s always the possibility that your equipment could fail on you, or you could get caught by a hook. No matter how you approach fishing, be aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to stay safe.
Keep in mind that drowning can happen anywhere, not just in lakes and other large bodies; it’s actually a leading cause of death in both amusement parks and backyards, so always be aware of nearby bodies of water and be prepared for potential emergencies.
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