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Northern Health asking boaters not to drink

Northern Health is asking boaters to be safe on the water this summer.

As more people start using their power boats, canoes and kayaks, the health authority has a few things they need to keep in mind.

Regional Lead for Men’s Health Holly Christian says these fun past times do have risks.

Christian says while 11 of those deaths were from drowning, half of them were caused by drugs or alcohol.

Along with not drinking before going boating, she says not to get into a vessel that has an intoxicated person operating it.

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