Kayakers NEED your search term 'rescued', boaters do not nor are many boaters 'rescued.' Tho the whale abeam story was insightful.
Here in Florida there are deadly accidents and no accidents. I know only 4 without watching TV or reading a local news source. 3 over 25 years. I know of zero kayak rescues.
Fishermen catching rides on giant squid is popular journalism. Kayaker eaten by shark would cut it as surfer's leg torn off.
Tampa Bay is dotted with kayaks. On inquiry I find genuine enthusiasm for fishing kayaks. Tampa hosts many military retirees: kayaking ?
One interesting chart is 'killed giant fish' vs 'kayaker rescued.'
The Google search engine may total your searches then produce news in Google News weighted toward your interests. Try this now. Pick a reoccurring but unusual subject with popular interests, among journalists, selling news and ad space.
What would people read ? News not published ?
You need to find a reliable body count source for boating accidents in general then track those figures against journalism.
I ride a bicycle, watch online news for that totality. Cyclists are not afforded legal protection vs IC traffic...for many reasons both fair and not.
Recently, we see more journalistic evidence of IC vehicle drivers cited under statute or visible evidence without recourse to common pleas without citation by the cyclists or frequently the cyclist's family.
Is this statistically true ? That more vehicle drivers are cited than one year ago ? I do not see how that claim could be made from news offered online or from a search method, There is bias and gross leeways in language use age in the search box.
There are other interested parties:
you may try different language searches here in Scholar.
now I'll go over to sub n cough up more $$