Boating Safety – Saturday, May 25, 2019

Boating Safety – Saturday, May 25, 2019


the discovery of the body of a missing kayaker in the Big Sandy River yesterday morning has prompted authorities to ramp up their more their warnings about boating safety this Memorial Day weekend Alix 18s Mike Valenti is in our studio this morning with more on what you need to know to stay safe hey good morning khawarij an anticipation of what’s sure to be a busy weekend on the water the Scott County swift water rescue team has been stepping up its training recently and they’re telling boaters to remember the essentials wear your life jackets and vests avoid drinking alcohol while in the water and if you’re in local creeks and waterways watch out for low-head dams then there are other concerns on the water that may be deceiving to the eye especially debris you don’t know what’s underneath those stranor says you try to go underneath of them it could be an entire fallen tree and you get caught up in all the branches or it could be large amounts of debris that just collected in one spot those are also very dangerous can get people jammed up in a bad situation crews with Pike County Emergency Management found the body of 47 year old Paris Andy Smith two days after he first went missing the circumstances surrounding his death are not clear at this time connor back to you

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