KY Dept Fish wildlifeL WOODFRANKFORT, Ky. (5/25/13) – The three-day Memorial Day holiday which starts Saturday is the unofficial start of recreational boating season in Kentucky.
 
Boating safety officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are urging everyone who plans to be on the water to keep safety in mind. About 90 percent of all boating accident victims die as a result of drowning.
 
"Wearing a life jacket is the most important step you can take to keep you and your family safe on the water," said Zac Campbell, boating education administrator for the department's Division of Law Enforcement. "Your odds of surviving an unintentional fall overboard with a life jacket on are substantially higher. Just remember your life jacket’s got your back."
 
Conservation officers will be out in full force patrolling the state's lakes and rivers, watching for impaired boaters and checking vessels for required safety equipment.
 
Boaters are most often written up for expired boat registration, not enough life jackets on board, boating under the influence, going too fast in an idle speed only zone or having no fire extinguisher on board.
 
Boaters should also remember that youths ages 12 to 17 must have a valid Kentucky boater education card to operate a boat or personal watercraft of 10 horsepower or more.
 
For complete information on boating regulations, safety requirements and boat operation, consult the 2013-14 Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide, available wherever fishing licenses are sold. The guide also is available online at fw.ky.gov.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Seth Stewart (Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Alleged Passed out Parents Face Charges of Endangering Welfare of Children

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/28/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Aug. 13, 2015, officers responded to… Read More

HPD Searching for Two Suspects Allegedly Involved in Shooting

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/28/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Aug. 27, 2015, officers responded to a… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10865

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6062

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4990

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4513

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4104

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15659

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10865

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1381

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1238

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1021

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 899

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 813

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 635

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 29, 2015 625

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 625

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 604

TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing Coal Ash…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 599

Two-Vehicle Accident Results in Possible Injuries

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News