Recent Drowning Deaths a Concern in New England

Bangor Daily News: Summer is always a busy time for Mainers, but 2016 unfortunately is turning out to be no less so for people trained in water rescues.

Eight people died in 2015 in recreational boating accidents in Maine, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. So far this year, 18 people have died from boating accidents in the waters of New England. Of those 18 fatalities—6 of which occurred in Maine—14 involved people who were not wearing life jackets.