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MN DNR: 2021 boating season deadliest in 16 years

MN DNR: 2021 boating season deadliest in 16 years

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Created: October 18, 2021 06:01 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the state saw its deadliest boating season in 16 years.

17 people lost their lives in boating-related drownings and crashes in 2021, which is the highest since 2005. 

Of those 17, 16 were not wearing a life jacket. 

Some unexpectedly fell into the water, some jumped and had trouble getting back into their boat. 

The DNR is recommending everyone wear a life jacket when on the water, but it is especially important to wear one in the cold water season. 


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