Water Patrol Reports Safer Than Usual Boating Season

Local News State News Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

It’s been a relatively safe summer across the Lake of the Ozarks.

Officials say despite the overall increase in boat traffic and number visitors, everyone is following the rules on the water.

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Trooper Brian Geier with the Highway Patrol’s Water Division.

He tells KY3 TV this summer only saw 2 deaths on the water, which is down from years past.

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The lake did see an increase in weekday water traffic, but the number of accidents and arrests remained on par for a typical summer on the Lake.

Our news partner KY3 reports that 45 people were hurt on the Lake of the Ozarks over the summer. Of those 45, 12 people had minor injuries, 17 were labeled ‘moderate,’ and 16 were serious.

Geier says there are still more events planned, including several Fishing tournaments and a new powerboat race and he reminds all boaters to just stay safe and wear a life jacket.

Local News State News Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

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