Army of Engineers Boating and Water Safety

Army of Engineers Boating and Water Safety

May 19, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (5/18/21)

(Minnesota) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding all that will be in or around the water this coming summer to be safe, sensible, and thoughtful with your activities.

The dangers of rising water levels, causing rip currents and waves, is prevalent during this time of year, especially during periods of active weather. Caution should also be exercised around piers, and breakwaters, particularly during times of high winds and waves.

People of all ages should practice boat and water safety, whether before entering or being around the water. Some helpful tips from the Corps includes:

Know the weather conditions before you go; Practice Safety around structures such as breakwaters; Expect the unexpected; Wear a life jacket; Know your swimming abilities; Alcohol and water are a deadly combination; and Understand “Boater’s Hypnosis”.

More information on Water and Boating Safety from the Army Corps of Engineers can be found with this story.