Staying Safe on the Water

Staying Safe on the Water

Staying Safe on the Water

Summertime is when people love to be on the water to beat the heat and enjoy water activities.  We are fortunate enough to live next to the Ohio River, as well as several creeks, lakes, and streams, which enables us to enjoy boating and other water activities.

For the most part, these are safe activities if you follow the rules, but unfortunately, you will occasionally hear of a boating accident.

The following are a few safety tips to follow while boating:

-Don’t operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

-Don’t overload the boat.

-Drive at a safe speed.

-Use navigation lights at night.

-Keep a lookout for others on the water.

-Always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

-Check the weather forecast before you go.

-Always keep life jackets on board.

If you plan on boating this summer, please follow the rules and use your common sense.

Have fun!