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.