Whether you’re heading out for a peaceful day of solitary fishing or loading your closest friends on your pontoon to enjoy warmer waters before autumn chills the air, boating safety is a top priority. Boating incidents can happen any time — not just on busy holiday weekends. But a little preparation before your trip, and keeping Sea Tow’s safe boating tips in mind, can help ensure everyone has fun and returns to shore safely.
Wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives, but only if you wear them. New options such as inflatable belt packs and vests make life jackets cool and comfortable. Wear one at all times while on the water. Don’t forget that children under the age of 13 are required to wear life jackets by law.
Photos: Nevada Department of Wildlife (top); City of Lafayette Aquatics (above)
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