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Holiday boaters reminded to stay safe

Posted: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:05 PM - 6,623 Readers

By: Mary Lee



Thousands of boaters are hitting the water this Memorial Day weekend. The Highland lakes chain stretches from Lake Buchanan in the Hill Country down to the Lady Bird Lake in Austin. Officers have been busy. One person was already arrested for driving a boat drunk on Lake Travis Friday.

Shannon Phillips is spending her Memorial Day Weekend on the water. This Texas State student wants to make sure boaters stay safe. Her mission is personal.

"I do know people who have lost their lives over doing things they shouldn't have because of other people," said Shannon Phillips, Nobody's Waterproof Crew Member. "You just always need to be aware and be safe."

The LCRA and Texas Parks and Wildlife are teaming together for their "Nobody's Waterproof" Water Safety program. Since the project began in 2006, they said life jacket use has gone up 10 percent.

They're pushing these "do's and don'ts" for boat safety.

- Always have enough life jackets for everyone on board, and keep everyone under 14 wearing the jackets full time.
- Also, keep a flotation device handy that you can throw to someone in the water if needed.
- As for things to avoid, don't drive the boat if you've been drinking on the water, and remember to keep your drinks in cans, no glass bottles.

"We make sure we have life jackets," said Crystal Harris, Boater. "We make sure there's no glass on the boat, and that there's a sober driver at all times. Sunscreen!"

Boaters like the extra presence.

"I think it's incredible," said Harris. "It's definitely needed. What seems so obvious when you're having a good time and not thinking about it, that's when accidents happen."


*  Story Contributed by: Mary Lee



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