Boat Safety

Snake River


By B. Cooper

Today law enforcement officials were inspecting boats at Lake Walcott.
The weather limited the number of boats they usually see for the inspections.
But business went on as usual as they were looking for fire suppressants – and life jackets which need to fit properly and there needs to be enough to match the number of people on board – plus other safety devices.
and of course each boat needs to be registered.

Cpl Eric Snarr, Minidoka County Sheriffs office says "You have to have your boat registered to go out on the water. It's important that you get registered, it's just like a vehicle in the road not being registered."
Once a boat was cleared for the safety inspection – a law enforcement official placed a sticker on the back of the vessel.
They will be out patrolling this summer and citations will vary.
Officials say sometimes boaters want a safety inspection and use opportunities like the one today to have it done.
And even though the weather prohibited many from enjoying the boat experience – some still managed to make it to the lake – especially to try to do some fishing.

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