Jackson Co. Sheriff’s deputies hit the water for Memorial Day

BOAT PICApplegate Lake, Ore. — Safety is the number one priority on the water this summer, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is out to enforce that. On Monday, the marine patrols hit the Rogue River for Boatnik, and Applegate Lake.

As the weather gets warmer and more people are out enjoying the region’s lakes and rivers, deputies say they focus on boating and fishing permits, but above all, water safety.

“Be courteous and be responsible,” said Deputy Ron Terrazas said, “That’s what we’re out here for, is to not only educate, but to make sure people are being courteous and responsible while they’re boating.”

Life jackets are required to be on board any boat, but deputies say it’s best to wear them whenever you’re on the water. Whistles are also a must-have. For more information on boating safety and Oregon guidelines, click here.

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