Labor Day is the last big boating weekend of the year. With so many tragedies on Lake Lanier already this year, the Dept. of Natural Resources is urging caution as the season comes to an end.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
In a press release in advance of the Labor Day weekend, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is stressing the importance of safety for all boat drivers and passengers as the Labor Day weekend approaches. It has been a particularly deadly season on the lakes this year, particularly Lake Lanier. Authorities are still searching for the body of Jeffrey Nause, who went overboard last month and is presumed drowned. According to the release, so far this year there have been 96 boating incidents, nine boating incident-related fatalities and 33 total drownings on Georgia waters. Conservation rangers also have issued a total of 167 boating under the influence citations. “Holiday weekends create a need for …
Latest report from DNR rangers shows boating and skiing under the influence continued even as divers searched for the body of the victim of a BUI accident.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Even as they were assisting in a search for the body of 13-year-old Griffin Prince of Buford last month, rangers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources continued to rack up boating under the influence arrests. The teen and his brother, Jake Prince, 9, were killed when the pontoon they were riding in was hit by an alleged drunk boater. In a weekly report, DNR rangers reported on the following BUI arrests on local lakes: June 19 June 22 On June 23 On June 24 June 30 July 1 However, it wasn’t all bad news. On June 30, rangers patrolling Lake Allatoona were able to photograph a man using a water foot ski device attached to a personal watercraft. The ski boot utilized the discharge water from the personal watercraft via a hose and …