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Boat safely for spring break with tips from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Posted at 5:25 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 10:37:07-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Fish and Wildlife urges visitors and residents to be safe out on the water as thousands flock to Southwest Florida for spring break.

FWC says they've seen a number of tragic boating accidents in the area recently, and alcohol is a leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths.

The organization says to always remember your life jackets, and wear them when necessary. Also, maintain a 360 degree awareness while on the water and know the dangers of operating a boat or while while impaired.

FWC says they work to provide safe and enjoyable boating for people in or visiting Florida. For more on rules and regulations, click here.