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Keeping waterways safe

September 1, 2006

Dougherty County --  Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and the last big weekend on the water. Department of Natural Resources Rangers will patrol Georgia's waterways this weekend.

Rangers say the Albany area had fewer boating incidents this year, and they will strictly enforce all laws this weekend to make sure the Summer ends on a safe note. They will be checking to make everyone on the water has a life jacket.

"Especially with small children," says D.N.R. Ranger Scott Carroll. "We want to make sure that if you have a small child on board, that you have one that is properly fitted and sized for them. So it does them some good if they happen to go into the water."  

Rangers remind you that alcohol and boating don't mix.  Half of all boating fatalities involve alcohol.  They also ask people not to litter in Georgia's waterways.


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