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DNR Asks Boaters To Stay Safe After Deadliest Season In 16 Years

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking late-season boaters to take extra precautions after a particularly fatal year on the water.
Department officials say it was the deadliest boating season in 16 years, going back to 2005. According to the group, 17 people died this year in what they're calling “boating-related drownings and crashes.”
Out of those 17 people, 16 of them were reported as not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. Some of the deaths were unexpected falls while others experienced trouble making it back on the boat.
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