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TWRA announces no boating fatalities over Fourth of July holiday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) announced there were no boating fatalities in Tennessee over the fourth of July holiday. (Image: MGN)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) announced there were no boating fatalities in Tennessee over the fourth of July holiday.

More than 10,000 boats were inspected over the holiday.

TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, issued 353 citations and gave 303 warnings.

There were five accidents that were investigated with four injuries, two of which were Ocoee River whitewater incidents.

The TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division compiled this year’s holiday statistics after receiving reports from the agency’s four regions.

The July 4 holiday is considered the peak of boating season.

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