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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – There were no boating-related deaths reported over the holiday weekend, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said.

However, TWRA officials responded to six statewide serious injury boating incidents over the Fourth of July weekend. Additionally, TWRA added that were seven property damage incidents.

TWRA made 21 boating under the influence arrests. That was an increase of 11 arrests from 2020.

"Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held with the Independence Day holiday to give boating under the influence (BUI) enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season," TWRA said in a release on Wednesday. 

 

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