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Boating Fatalities Decline

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon had fewer boating related fatalities last year. The Oregon State Marine Board reports 16 people died in boating incidents, compared to 19 in 2021, and 26 in 2020. Officials say most fatalities come down to people not wearing life jackets. Eleven incidents involved non-motorized watercraft, like kayaks and paddleboards.

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