National Boat Safety Week Prompts Increased Patrol on Florida Waterways
GILCHRIST COUNTY,Fla. - With temperatures on the rise and the lazy days of summer drawing nearer, boater safety week couldn’t have come any sooner for residents in Gilchrist County.
Members of the Gilchrist county sheriff’s department and the FWC are working diligently to make sure that citizens are safe on the water and roadways.
Anyone born after 1988 is required to take a boat safety class if operating boat with 10 or more horsepower.
That’s one thing members of the GIlchrist County Sheriff’s office and FWC are going to be checking for during their routine checks of boats on the now highly traveled
Spokeperson for the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Jeff Manning says, “All we’re trying to do is we want everyone to be safe we want to have a good time, enjoy the area, we want you to come back to Gilchrist county, the beautiful waterways we got and we’re not trying to make it a bad situation."
National safe boating week runs through May 24th
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