Boater Safety Not Forgotten During Fourth of July
The weather might be perfect boating, but there are a few things to keep in mind before hitting the lake.
For the Fourth of July, Michigan’s lakes are usually packed with boats, pontoons and jet-skis.
And this Fourth may be even more so, because of the weather.
New at six, 9&10’s Cody Boyer rode along with police today to see what they’re looking out for to make sure everyone can enjoy a safe holiday.
Tips from the Sheriff’s Department:
-always know where your life preservers/floatation devices are on your boat
-if a boat is jumping wake, stay more than 150 feet behind it if you are riding a jet-ski
-be mindful and patient of other boaters around you
-keep kayaks/motor boats out of designated swimming areas
-generally, avoid swimmers with your boat
-be mindful of boating laws…they WILL be enforced (includes age restrictions, speed, etc.)