JACKSON, Miss.–With temperatures hitting the 90’s near Memorial Day, many Mississippians will be hitting the water over the weekend.
The Department of Marine Resources is urging everyone headed out for recreation this spring and summer to be safe.
“Common courtesy and common sense go hand in hand when dealing with boating safety,” said Chief of Marine Patrol Walter Chataginer. “Remember to wear your lifejacket: they float, you don’t.”
Below is a list of things from the DMR to keep you safe on the water:
- Always wear a life jacket
- Know your boat and its capabilities
- Make sure your boat is safe before its first trip by inspecting it thoroughly
- Know the weather before going out on the water
- Have a cell phone or communication device onboard
The Boating Under the Influence law is exactly the same as on land at a .08 alcohol level and is strictly enforced.