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Weather Dampens State’s Labor Day Holiday Weekend Boating Activities

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The weather, for much of the Labor Day holiday weekend, put a hamper on boating activities across the state.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported three boating accidents with injuries and three others which resulted in property damage. TWRA officers made two boating under the influence (BUI) arrests. The holiday period began Friday evening (September 2nd) and continued through Monday (September 5th).

So far in 2011, there have been 21 fatal boating accidents resulting in 22 deaths. There have been 72 injury accidents and 53 property damage accidents reported. TWRA boating officers have made 112 BUI arrests, a reduction of 39 from the same period last year.


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