No Boating-Related Fatalities Reported By TWRA Over Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend. It marks the fifth consecutive year without a boating fatality over the holiday weekend.

During the period from May 24-27, there were five injury incidents and six property damage incidents. TWRA Region IV in East Tennessee, had two of the injury and five property damage incidents.

TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement officers made 21 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, the most since the same number was reported in 2016 over the holiday weekend.

The number is an increase from 10 in 2018, a holiday weekend which rain over much of the state slowed activity on the water. TWRA Region II, which encompasses several lakes in Middle Tennessee, reported the most arrests with eight.



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Outdoors

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