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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Two Boating related Fatalities over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reported two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The fatal incidents occurred on Old Hickory lake  and Center Hill lake.

The TWRA also reported that boating officers made seven boating under the influence (BUI) arrests. TWRA boating officers were out in full force and checked more than 6,600 boats and issued 210 warnings and 319 citations.

Officers also made 301 boater assists and assisted with more than 60 marine events during the weekend.

Through the July 4th holiday weekend, there have been nine boating related fatalities on the state’s waterways in 2014 as compared to 14 through the same period last year.

There have been 37 injury incidents and 35 property damage incidents in 2014.


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