Summer Boating Safety Tips from Sheriff Bobby Webre

“The Number One priority for every boater should be safety.  Make sure you are prepared for any even that could take while out on the water.”-Sheriff Bobby Webre.

  1. Boat Sober:  Never boat under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.  Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.
  2. Stay Alert:  Follow all buoys and navigation aids on the water.  These devices are in place to guide you and ensure your safety.
  3. Life Jacket:  Assign and fit each passenger with a life jacket prior to departure.

  • US Coast Guard statistics show that 80% of those who drowned were not wearing a life jacket prior to departure.