gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Tuesday December 23rd


Conservation Officers Offer Safe Boating Tips
Friday May 23, 2014 7:40am

By: Jim Measel

(UNDATED) - Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to the boating season around northeast Indiana lakes. While they want you to have fun, Indiana Conservation Officers are encouraging boaters to follow state laws. They also offer the following safety tips:

* Always wear your life jacket.

* Never sit on the gunwale (sides) or ride on the bow decking of a motorboat while in motion.

* Never tow a skier or tuber without an observer.

* Pay attention to marker buoys and idle zone restricted areas.

* If over 21, consume alcoholic beverages in moderation (0.08 is the legal limit).

* Use navigational lights and anchor lights between sunset and sunrise. Obey the night time speed limit of 10 mph on all inland lakes.

Indiana had 58 open water drownings last year. Conservation Officers say many were preventable if a life jacket was worn. Lt. Kenton Turner says accidents can happen too fast to reach and put on a life jacket that is stowed away.

If you see boating violations or are in need of assistance from a Conservation Officer, call (812) 837-9536 to reach any officer in the state.


(12-22-2014) • Good Year For Sturgis Area Community Foundation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-22-2014) • Community Health Center Offers Help For Everyone
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(12-22-2014) • Sturgis man killed in Saturday crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 9 near 500 N • Howe, IN
(12-22-2014) • LaGrange County jobless rate climbs in November
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(12-22-2014) • Steuben Sheriff Nixes Use Of Body Cameras
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Community Center • Angola, IN
(12-22-2014) • Alleged Steuben Non-Compliant Sex Offender Arrested In Auburn
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(12-22-2014) • Annual Hamilton Polar Bear Dip Set For New Years Eve
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Hamilton Public Beach
(12-22-2014) • Angola Gas Stations Busy After Price Drops Below $2
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-22-2014) • Quick response limits damage in Price Laundry fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(12-20-2014) • Sturgis Hospital Medical Staff Elects Board Officers
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-20-2014) • Former Teacher Wins Federal Lawsuit Against Diocese
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fort Wayne
(12-20-2014) • LCSD Post Info On Facebook For Wanted Suspect
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(12-20-2014) • Six Taken To Cameron After Crash South Of Fremont
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 827 and 400 North • Fremont, IN
(12-19-2014) • Berkesch Wins $3,215 On Game Show
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(12-19-2014) • Lori Supports Road Funding Proposal
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lansing, MI.
(12-19-2014) • Number of Indiana jobs grows in November; jobless rate steady
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(12-19-2014) • Nominations Sought For "Ebbie" Awards
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-19-2014) • Man killed in crash with semi near New Paris
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 15 south of US 6
(12-19-2014) • Two Injured In Crash Near Snow Lake
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: State Road 120 West Of 700 North • Fremont, IN
(12-19-2014) • Flu Reports Prompt DeKalb Health Visitor Restrictions
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(12-19-2014) • SCCF Announces Angola Lions Club Legacy Fund
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-18-2014) • County Commission Takes Care Of Business
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(12-18-2014) • Three Arrested In Drug Sting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-18-2014) • Coldwater Man Arrested After Crashing And Fleeing
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-18-2014) • Branch County Man Charged With Assault And Arson
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(12-18-2014) • Indiana budget forecast cuts current tax year by $129 million
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(12-18-2014) • Nottawa Township Boys Dies From Injuries In Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Nottawa Township - St. Joseph Co. - MI
(12-18-2014) • Pence Announces Over 2,100 New Jobs For Indiana
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis
(12-18-2014) • Trooper From Rural Angola Honored For Safe Driving
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fort Wayne
(12-18-2014) • Commission Hears Road Project Update; Holding On Changing Stop Lights
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-18-2014) • FW Man Charged With Voyeurism After Alleged Pokagon Incidents
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-17-2014) • Coldwater To Be Home For New Pork Processing Plant
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-17-2014) • Morgan Olsen Keeps Moving Forward
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-17-2014) • Car Hits House When Brakes Fail
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-17-2014) • LCSD announces departmental award winners
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(12-17-2014) • Elderly woman seriously injured in LaGrange crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Townline Rd and Steuben Street • LaGrange, IN






pfc

businesses