Boating Safety Tips

Published 06/30 2009 12:15PM

Updated 04/13 2014 01:18PM

While many of us will be enjoying the holiday weekend, conservation officers will be working to keep us safe.

Last year, 42 people drown in the State of Indiana, 27 were directly related to boating.

The Department of Natural Resources wants to reduce that number and reminds all of us there must be a life jacket in the boat for every person on board. If the boat is bigger than 16 feet, there must also be a life preserver that can be thrown.

Conservation officers also warn that drinking and driving a boat don't mix. The same laws apply to driving a boat as driving a car, the drivers blood alcohol content can not be .08 or higher.

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