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Saturday Marks The Start Of Safe Boating Week

Sonora, CA — Since the warm weather is here to stay in the Mother Lode, May 20th through the 26th has been declared National Safe Boating Week.

For residents heading out for a summer of sun and fun on the water, officials ask that they follow some important safety tips.

Boating safety classes are highly encouraged and officials also ask that water goers wear an approved personal flotation device.

Keeping the speed of the boat at a safe level is always a great way to avoid accidents, as well as taking breaks to avoid fatigue from sun exposure.

Adults who plan to drink alcohol should do so responsibly, by always appointing a designated driver.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh