Boating safety reminders

As the weather warms up, at least briefly, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reminding people about boating safety.  Officials released the accident figures for 2016 last week.  Eleven people died in boating incidents last year and more than half of those deaths involved alcohol.  Accident reports indicate almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities also involve boaters not wearing life jackets.  Pennsylvania boaters must wear a life jacket between November 1st and April 30th.

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