Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating another boating fatality, this one from the Fourth of July weekend. A couple was motoring down a river with hand tiller steering when the vessel made a strong turn ejecting them into the water. One swam to the bank. The other did not make it. Neither were wearing a personal flotation device and the kill switch was not being used.
Please take time to be safe on the water. Whether swimming or boating or fishing, it CAN happen to you. In an instant. Joy becomes tragedy.
Be safe. Use personal protective equipment. It doesn’t mean you are weak. It means you are strong. And alive.