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Increase in boater deaths has Florida eyeing regulations

For years, Florida has led the nation in boating-related deaths and injuries.

Sixty-seven people died on Florida’s waterways in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, according to an analysis by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Sunshine State has more than 300,000 unregistered boats on its waterways, and according to a 2011 U.S. Coast Guard survey, 2.5 million households in the state are active boaters, according to an investigative report by South Florida’s NBC 6 News.

Click here for the NBC 6 report.