DNR says preliminary boating numbers looking pretty good

DNR Boating Patrols

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR says early numbers from this summer are looking good.

They say non-fatal boating accidents are down 20 to 30 percent from last year, but boating related deaths are about the same as last year.

The DNR hopes those numbers do not go up.

“This is usually the biggest weekend or last big weekend before young people and college students go back to school so we’re hoping the numbers stay down,” said Conservation Officer Steven Chihak of the Minnesota DNR.

He said what they are noticing is life jacket issues this weekend. He reminds us that those ten-years-old and under must wear one at all times and everyone else must have one in the boat and easily accessible.

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