Last year, 42 people drown in the State of Indiana, 27 were directly related to boating.
The Department of Natural Resources wants to reduce that number and reminds all of us there must be a life jacket in the boat for every person on board. If the boat is bigger than 16 feet, there must also be a life preserver that can be thrown.
Conservation officers also warn that drinking and driving a boat don't mix. The same laws apply to driving a boat as driving a car, the drivers blood alcohol content can not be .08 or higher.
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