Boaters reminded to stay safe on the water

WDTN Photo/Brooke Moore

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Memorial Day weekend kicks off the boating season for enthusiasts.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offered free boat inspections at Caesar Creek Lake in Warren County Friday to make sure you are ready to set sail.

They inspected boats for proper safety equipment such as anchors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, flares and life jackets.

Ohio law requires that life jackets be worn while riding a personal watercraft, waterskiing and for children 10 years old and younger on any vessel less than 18 feet in length.

Ohio Watercraft recommends that you write out a float plan and leave it with a contact person. It should contain your route, number of people onboard, and boat information.

Visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Ohio Watercraft web site for more information on safe boating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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