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Boating-related fatality reported

Boating-related fatality reported

Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 10:07 am
By: NASHVILLE

Boating-related fatality reported | Boating-related fatality reported
NASHVILLE — A canoe accident on the Buffalo River in Wayne County resulted in the lone boating-related fatality over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting. A 19-year old Mississippi man was a drowning victim when he became trapped between his canoe and a tree and could not be rescued.
Over the Memorial Day holiday period from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31 there were six total reported accidents with three injuries across the state. TWRA officers made 17 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests over the weekend.
The 2009 Memorial Day weekend had seven accidents with three injuries recorded in separate accidents. Officers arrested 24 for BUI over the period last year.
Published in The Messenger 6.4.10

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