Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office starts summer river patrols

YNN ~HYDE PARK, N.Y. — State statistics show a steady decline in boating accidents, injuries and deaths since 1980, even while the number of boater registrations has increased.

“We want to make sure that there continues to be a decline in boating accidents and fatalities along the river. And through enforcement and education, we achieve that,” explained Sergeant Shawn Castano of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

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