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Record low number of boating-related incidents reported over 4th weekend

Photo courtesy of MDWFP

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks saw a record-low number of boating-related incidents over the recent 4th of July holiday weekend. 

As part of Operation Dry Water, Conservation Officers were active statewide from July 2-5 conducting saturation patrols and responded to three boating incidents with no fatalities. There were no reported drownings across the state. 

MDWFP concluded the holiday period with the following statistics:

  • 272 total citations
  • 14 alcohol and drug violations
  • 11 BUI arrests
  • 2,098 safety checks

ODW is a year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence.

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