INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — People are drowning at a higher rate this year than last year, Indiana authorities said.
The 34 drownings in public waterways this year exceed last year's number at the same time, according to Capt. Jet Quillen of the Department of Natural Resources.
"We're a little bit higher than last year at this time," said Capt. Jet Quillen, of the Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division. "We will see them drop off in September. The boating season is the big busy time on the water - from Memorial Day to Labor Day."