Many Minnesotans enjoy boating during the warmer months. However, it is important for people who ride on or operate boats to follow safety guidelines to help prevent boating accidents.
Many people in Minnesota may think about car accidents when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, but it can be just as important to think about boating accidents before going out on the lake. Boating accidents can lead to serious personal injuries with long-term consequences, and taking action to prevent capsizes, crashes or other boat problems can help to protect the boat, the passengers and the captain. There are several tips that can help boaters to protect themselves from accidents and keep safe out on the water.
Minnesota authorities from the Department of Natural Resources announced on June 24 that "Operation Dry Water" was scheduled to take place from June 24 to June 26. This effort was intended to target those who operated their boats while under the influence of alcohol.