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.READ MORE: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Game wardens also responded to seven non-boating related drownings on Texas public waters.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
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.MORE NEWS: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
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