October 04, 2017 05:33 PM
Minnesota has seen the highest number of non-fatal boating accidents in the past decade so far in 2017, according to numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The state has already reported 87 non-fatal boating accidents this year, 12 boating fatalities and 22 non-boating drownings. The data covers all incidents through Sept. 30.
In 2016, there were a total of 76 non-fatal boating accidents as of Sept. 30, and 79 non-fatal boating accidents throughout the whole year. The year with the highest number of non-fatal boating accidents was 2007 with a total of 113.
According to the data, the average yearly amount of non-fatal boating accidents is 71.
The most common type of non-fatal boating accidents were collisions with another boat - a total of 38 incidents.
As of Sept. 30, 12 boating fatalities occurred, down only one from this time last year. Twelve non-boating drownings have occurred, down 13 from this time last year.
Updated: October 04, 2017 05:33 PM
Created: October 04, 2017 04:39 PM
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