Extra patrols on Piedmont waters Memorial Day weekend

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Just within the last five months, there have been 16 boating fatalities in North Carolina.

Speed, alcohol, and not paying attention to surroundings are all factors that can lead to accidents on the water.

FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains why those are each contributing to increased patrols at lakes over Memorial Day weekend.