By Louie Stout

I can’t help but notice a disturbing trend in boating accidents and drownings throughout Indiana this year.

I have seen some really unfortunate accidents in Indiana DNR Law Enforcement reports that could have been easily prevented with a little common sense.

“It seems like every spring we see an influx of drawings because everyone is eager to get on the water even though our waterway levels are elevated,” said Capt. Jet Quillen of the Indiana DNR. “People put themselves in dangerous situations by going onto flooded or high water. The current is faster and they lose control.”

This brings me to the point of this column: Kayaks - from which a number of people have died this spring.