Boating Deaths Have More Than Doubled in Tennessee This Year — Some Safety Reminders

Boating season is still in full swing on Tennessee waters.  As for the Days, we wait until the very last minute to pull our boat out of the water for winter so that we can eek out as much time on the water as possible.  Unfortunately, this has been a very deadly year on Tennessee lakes and rivers.  To date, 21 people have lost their lives.  Last year at this time, the number of fatalities was 9.  According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there has been a noticeable uptick in deadly accidents involving small watercraft like canoes and paddle boards.  Regardless of the type of watercraft you enjoy, here are some safety reminders to help you close out the boating year safely: Wear a lifejacket when canoeing, paddle boarding, riding jet skis, skiing, tubing, knee boarding, surfing, etc.  If you are injured while engaging in one of these activities, a life jacket will keep you afloat until help can arrive.  Tennessee law requires…

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