Safety Urged As Summer Boating Season Approaches In Illinois
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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources conservation police is reminding residents to take proper safety precautions as summer boating season approaches. Boaters should wear life jackets anytime they’re on the water and should only operate boats while sober. Last year, there were 93 reportable boating accidents on Illinois waters, resulting in 28 injuries and 16 deaths.