Nebraska Game and Parks urges safety while boating

Nebraskans will enjoy this summer boating on waters across the state.
    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges boaters to keep safety the top priority.
    Boaters should not take safety for granted. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests ways boaters may reduce the risk of incidents and help ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the water.
    Wear a life jacket—Children under age 13 and anybody on a personal watercraft are required by law to wear a United States Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. People being towed by a boat on skis, a tube, or other similar device also must wear a life jacket.
    Avoid alcohol—Boat operators can become impaired with less alcohol than motor vehicle drivers due to heat and dehydration.
    Boating Under the Influence is a criminal violation and is enforced actively in Nebraska.

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