10 Water-Related Deaths In Texas During Fourth Of July

AUSTIN (AP) – Texas officials say 10 people died in water-related incidents across the state during the extended Fourth of July weekend.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says three of the deaths involved boating-related incidents, including a couple whose bodies were found in Lake Livingston in East Texas.

Game wardens also responded to seven non-boating related drownings on Texas public waters.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says game wardens made 55 arrests of individuals accused of operating a boat while intoxicated along with 9 arrests for driving while intoxicated.

During the long holiday weekend, Texas game wardens conducted enhanced boating safety and compliance checks on 17,845 vessels carrying 60,673 boaters.

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