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Boating safety for Independence Day

Folks enjoyed the water on Monday. (Source: WALB) Folks enjoyed the water on Monday. (Source: WALB)
Cpl. Greg Wade said rangers will be on the water the next few days. (Source: WALB) Cpl. Greg Wade said rangers will be on the water the next few days. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As the fourth of July approaches Georgia law enforcement wants you to stay safe on the roads and on the water.

Rangers with the department of natural resources are keeping close watch on boaters the next few days, for safety and rule violators.

Rangers said over the weekend folks stuck to the rules. 

Only three people were caught boating under the influence. 

Rangers expect the next two days to be the busiest time for boaters. 

They hope people will keep safety a priority. 

"If they want to get out and drink on a boat, we just recommend they have a designated skipper, or designated driver," said Corporal Greg Wade. "And always wear your life jacket when you are going to be on a boat, especially with this many people and this many boats."

All children under 13 must have on a life jacket at all times. 

Anyone over 13 doesn't need to wear a life vest. 

You just have to have one on the boat. 

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