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Coast Guard: Fatal boating accidents double in Alaska

 


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A report by the U.S. Coast Guard shows that fatal recreational-boating accidents in Alaska have doubled over the last year.

There were 14 fatal boating wrecks that killed 19 people in Alaska in 2016, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. That’s seven more boating accidents and 12 more fatalities than reported in the state in 2015.

Four of the fatal 2016 accidents took place in southeast Alaska, the Alaska Public Information Office said.

The number of recreational-boating accidents has increased nationwide over the past year, according to the Coast Guard’s “2016...



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