WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL 4TH OF
IT IS THE PERFECT WEATHER TO GO TO THE LAKE.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH DETAILS
ON WHAT SPOKANE MARINE DEPUTIES ARE WATCHING FOR.
The fourth of July may be over but the big boating
weekend is not.
If you're still planning on heading out to the water
this weekend there's a couple of things to keep in
THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES HAVE HIGH PATROLS
OUT ON THE WATER WAYS....
LOOKING TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO KEEP LAKE GOERS
Make sure people are having a good time but a safe
WHERE THEY SAY THEIR MAIN FOCUS IS TO EDUCATE.
THEY WILL USE ENFORCEMENT WHEN NECESSARY.
We get the big influx of people it's their 1,2 or
3 times a year on the water and they forget things.
They want to have a good time, we want them to do
that, but in a safe manner.
THE WEEK LEADING UP TO JULY 4TH PATROLS HAVE PUT A
LOT OF ATTENTION ON OPERATION DRY WATER.
It's a big focus on us working with people to not
drink and operate the vessels
DEPUTY ERIC EPPERSON SAYS HE HASN'T SEEN ONE BOATING
UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
WHERE THEY HAVE GIVEN OUT A LOT OF MINOR INFRACTIONS.
THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TOO MAJOR.
The most common violation we see is people with no
floatation devices, not personal floatation devices.
ESPECIALLY WITH PEOPLE USING PADDLE BOARDS.
OTHER VIOLATIONS INCLUDE EXPIRED REGISTRATION TABS
AND GETTING WITHIN 100 FEET OF ANOTHER VESSEL.
ANOTHER BIG THING DEPUTY EPPERSON SAYS HE'S SEEN A
Is the boater education card it's now age 60 and below
and people are forgetting they need those cards.
BY LAW PEOPLE WHO ARE OPERATING A VESSEL WITH MORE
THAN 15 HORSE POWER ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE SAFETY
EDUCATION COURSE IN ORDER TO GET THE BOATER EDUCATION
WHERE THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING ONE MAY SEEM TAXING.
IT'S ALL IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES ON THE WATER.
Have fun but think about where you are
REPORTING FROM NEWMAN LAKE.
CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.