Boat traffic will be increasing soon as the season starts to get underway.

But before you head out, officials say you should check that you have proper supplies and that everything is in working order….

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Captain Matt Walz with the Highway Patrol’s water patrol division. He tells KRMS Radio news it’s best to be careful now, especially if you somehow end up in the water…

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So far this year there have been 11 water-related incidents statewide, with three fatalities. Walz says none of the victims were wearing a safety device.