Push to prevent drinking and boating

boating safety

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Operation Dry Water kicks off this weekend, in an attempt to curb drinking and boating.

It is part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence.

Officers will be on the water reminding boaters about the dangers of boating under the influence and detecting boaters who are impaired.

The leading factor in boater deaths is attributed to drinking and boating.

The Stratford Police Department released this statement: “Our agency encourages boaters to enjoy the boating season with friends and family, and we also encourage you do it in a safe and responsible way. Drinking alcohol while on a boat can have serious, even deadly, consequences, and our goal is to make sure everyone is enjoying their time on the water and staying safe.”

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