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Washington State Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Recent drownings across the state underscore need for diligence


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:18am

OLYMPIA – Aug. 11, 2020 – As summer heats up, the Washington State Parks Boating Program urges boaters and paddlers to take important steps to safely and responsibly recreate on the water, including wearing a life jacket at all times.

In the last 30 days, 25 recreational boating accidents and five fatalities have occurred across the state.

“We are asking all boat and paddlecraft owners and operators to help reduce fatalities and injuries on the water,” said Rob Sendak. “Boaters need to take personal responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of their passengers.”...

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