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07/25/17 2:00pm
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTOA kayaker on Peconic Bay late last month.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO A kayaker on Peconic Bay late last month.

As the popularity of paddle craft — such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards — increases across the country, so have related marine incidents.

According to the United States Coast Guard, 143 paddle sport enthusiasts died nationwide in 2015, accounting for about 29 percent of all boating deaths that year. (more…)