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Boating Accidents in Florida on Rise

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This year has seen a 19% spike in boating accidents from last year which had been the highest in a decade. This has state officials worried and searching for answers to stem the tide. During the first six months this year, 38 people died in Florida boating accidents, compared to 32 through the first six months of 2005. In all, 80 people died in Florida boating mishaps last year.

The increase in boating mishaps is partly blamed on the fact that there are more than 1million vessels registered in the state of Florida.