HomePolice and Court

Children adhering to safe boating practices: Police

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Aug 07, 2014 - 11:50 AM |
Through Operation Dry Water, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, Greater Sudbury Police service checked a total of 53 vessels on a number of waterways including Lake Wanapitei, Whitewater Lake, Ramsey Lake, Fairbanks Lake and Wanapitei River.

Through Operation Dry Water, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, Greater Sudbury Police service checked a total of 53 vessels on a number of waterways including Lake Wanapitei, Whitewater Lake, Ramsey Lake, Fairbanks Lake and Wanapitei River.

Every child in a boat checked by Greater Sudbury Police Service over the long weekend was caught wearing a lifejacket.

Through Operation Dry Water, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, officers checked a total of 53 vessels on a number of waterways including Lake Wanapitei, Whitewater Lake, Ramsey Lake, Fairbanks Lake and Wanapitei River.

Marine officers handed out 24 “I was caught wearing my lifejacket” T-shirts to youths wearing their lifejacket.

However, the majority of adults were not wearing their lifejackets, but did have them accessible.

“Everyone is encouraged to wear their personal floatation device in the event of an emergency,” said Greater Sudbury Police Service in a news release.

Twelve information pamphlets were issued to operators outlining safe boating practices and information regarding potential charges. Two deficiency reports were issued to operators regarding missing equipment and failing to produce the Certificate of Vessel Registry.

Reader's Feedback

NorthernLife.ca may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of NorthernLife.ca. The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that NorthernLife.ca has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to NorthernLife.ca to report any objectionable content by using the "report abuse" link found in the comments section of this web site. Comment Guidelines


comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular

Local Business Directory