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TWRA: BUI arrests rise during July 4th holiday weekend; 2 killed in boating-related incidents

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports two boating-related deaths over the July 4th holiday weekend. 

The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville. A 59-year-old Goodlettsville man fell overboard Sunday night when he was trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.

The second fatality came when a 34-year-old Knoxville resident fell into Fort Loudon Lake in the early morning hours on July 4th.

During the three-day holiday weekend, there were seven boating incidents with serious injuries and 12 property damage incidents reported.

TWRA officers made 23 Boating Under the Influence (BUI) arrests across the state, which is an increase from the six in 2015.

Officers also issued 352 citations, 284 warnings and assisted 324 boaters.

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