Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

Spring Boating Safety
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Spring is finally here and our county's waterways are calling! Here are some tips to help you stay safe out on the water:
  • Always wear a life jacket. 
  • Have the right gear and apparel.
  • Check the weather and marine forecasts before you go.
  • Plan for changing conditions.
  • Dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature.
  • Carry two forms of communication.
  • Know your limits.
  • Never boat under the influence.
  • Tell someone where you're going.
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