Indiana Conservation Officers are urging everyone who enjoys boating or is planning to spend time on a boat this summer to be aware of the dangers of alcohol use on the water.
Spokesman Jake Carlile is putting out the word about ‘Operation Dry Water.‘
Carlile says that in 2012, there were 62 boat accidents in Indiana that resulted in 22 injuries and two deaths. So far in 2013, he says there have been 27 drowning‘s in the state.
Nationally, 17 percent of boating fatalities involve alcohol use.
Operation Dry Water is set to begin this weekend.