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Report: More boating accidents despite drop in fatalities

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A report shows the number of boating accidents in Florida sharply increased in 2015 over 2014, despite there being a 25 percent decrease in fatalities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says in a statement Wednesday that the 2015 Boating Accident Statistical Report reveals the state had 737 boating accidents last year. That’s 103 more accidents as compared to 2014. Fifty-five people died in 2015 as a result of those accidents. FWC spokesman Capt. Tom Shipp says many of…

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