Miami Fire Rescue and FWC officers on field to keep boaters safe
Miami, Florida – The three-day Memorial Day weekend is expected to be a busy one on the water.
According to the officials, they’ve been anticipating a busy Memorial Day weekend, which could lead to people operating their boats or personal watercrafts under the influence of alcohol.
Officials are asking everyone to avoid drinking and driving.
“If you guys are going to be out on the water, please have a designated boater that’s experienced, please. And have that designated operator to not be consuming alcohol,” said Kenny King from Miami Fire Rescue. “FWC and all the police authorities are not playing around this year. Even if you’re remotely under the influence, they’re not playing games, they’re going to arrest you.”
Checking the safety equipment is also officials advice, as well as hydrating with plenty of water and checking the weather before heading out.