Safe Boating Week Is Coming

Safe Boating Week Is Coming

Buckner, the area's Wildlife Officer for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), recalled an in-service training exercise a few years ago, one in which he had to tread water in the pool without wearing a life jacket.

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day coincides with the official launch of the 2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign, which focuses on educating the boating public about the safety and comfort of life jackets. Each year, on average, 700 people die in boating-related accidents, 8 out of every 10 victims were not wearing a life jacket. Sober boating saves lives - don't drink or use drugs and boat.

About 85 percent of drownings resulting from boating accidents in the USA are due to people not wearing life jackets.

Swofford said boating responsibly and being aware of your surroundings will save lives.

Stay alert while boating as well. Make sure navigation lights work properly.

Visit www.michigan.gov/boating for more information on boating safety and who is required to take a safety class. Give them phone numbers for the local emergency dispatch center and U.S. Coast Guard in case you don't return on time.

Boat Ed, the vendor who provides the online version of Arkansas's Boating Education Course, will be offering a special discount to anyone who completes the program from May 20-26 to help promote National Safe Boating Week.

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