Kayak use increasing but so are problems

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 18:51:42-04

The sales and use of kayaks has been booming over the past few years as more people discover the watercraft are an affordable and enjoyable way to use local waterways.

However, there is also an increase in the number of problems as some kayakers are not following basic boating safety and ignoring rules of the water.

The biggest problems are kayakers not wearing life preservers and failing to yield the right of way to powered boats.

7 Eyewitness News reporter Ed Reilly spent the day talking with kayakers and boating experts about the issue.