The Wisconsin D-N-R is using Memorial Day weekend to remind boaters that life jackets save lives. As of the mid-May, six people had drowned in four on-water incidents this year. State officials say none of the drowning victims were wearing life jackets or personal flotation devices. According to the D-N-R, the leading causes of fatal boat events are operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding.

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