There are rules of the water just like there are rules of the road.
And Delaware officials are reminding everyone of the former as National Safe Boating Week gears up.
“Last year, we had two boating-related fatalities and 11 reportable boating accidents,” Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control boating education specialist Sgt. Greg Rhodes said in a prepared statement.
The Boating Safety Office hopes to keep more people safe and get that number down. Delaware has had four boating accidents so far this year, and two were fatal.
As states across the country prepare boaters for safety week, Delaware has three main recommendations: wear a life vest, don’t drink and boat and take a safety course.