OPP BOATING SAFETY LEADING INTO LONG WEEKEND 5/17/2018 9:11:20 AM
The Elgin County OPP is urging boaters to keep safety in mind when they're on the water this May 2-4 long weekend. The OPP says that boating and alcohol do not mix.
Officers will be on patrol and going through safety checks with boaters to help ensure everyone can enjoy the weekend responsibly.
OPP Marine Operator Adam Crewdson says that a common issue he sees is that people are unable to locate their life jackets.
Crewdson says before you go out on the water, make sure everything on your boat is in working order.
Crewdson says that the weather on Lake Erie can change very quickly, so boaters should be aware and prepared for all weather conditions.