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Coast Guard kicks off Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard kicks off Safe Boating Week

Let them know when to expect you back.

Another incident Buckner recalled, also a few years ago, involved two TWRA officers whose boat hit a stick, and it flipped the boat and left the officers in the water.

In the Twin Ports, families are invited to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday for free family activities, demonstrations and programs hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced today its support of "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" Day on Friday, May 19, 2017.

"The most important thing is wearing a life jacket", said Captain Game Warden Cliff Swofford.

This is to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and to demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. Those who wear a life jacket to work are asked to have a photograph taken and message the Wear IT!

The worldwide event kicks off the start of National Safe Boating Week. According to the DNR, about 85 percent of boating accident drownings are the result of people not wearing life jackets.

Both events help usher in National Safe Boating Week which is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day Weekend. The event is created to highlight comfort and ease of life jacket use. "You have a responsibility to yourself, your passengers and fellow boaters to be as safe as possible".


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