It’s now been close to two months since the Missouri Highway Patrol Water Division reported any boating-related deaths on the lake.
And the numbers are down all over Missouri.
Water Division Director Michael Petlansky tells KRMS News he gives some of the credit to marine officers staying visible and interacting with a record number of people on Lake of the Ozarks in 2020.
Petlansky says the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators was projecting a 20-percent increase in deaths on the water this year, but that just hasn’t happened..
The ‘Patrol’s Water Division hasn’t reported a death on Lake of the Ozarks since October 3rd this year.