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Recreational boating deaths continue to decline in West Virginia
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Recreational boating fatalities are continuing to decline in West Virginia.
All three fatal accidents in 2013 were drownings.
Twenty people suffered nonfatal injuries in eight accidents in 2013.
There was only property damage in another five accidents.
The total number of boating accidents declined from 19 in 2012 to 16 last year.
Seven accidents were collisions. Other causes included flooding or swamping, skier mishap, capsizing and carbon monoxide.
Nationwide, 560 people were killed in recreational boating accidents in 2013.