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Boating fatalities declining in MSHP Troop F

One man died after a boat crashed near the 71 mile marker at the Lake of the Ozarks Thursday night.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers said the boat was traveling at a fast speed when it crashed into the shoreline.

The incident was the first boating fatality of the month and the year for Troop F.

According to MSHP records, in 2016 there were five boating fatalities in Troop F.

The number of boating fatalities have declined in Troop F since at least 2014, in which there were seven.

MSHP has all of the boating rules on its website.

According to the rules, boaters should operate at an idle speed or no wake speed within 100 feet of a deck or pier, occupied, anchored vessels or a buoy restricted area.

Boaters should not operate more than 30 mph any time 30 minutes after sunset or until one hour before sunrise.

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