WLOX Editorial: Think safety first

WLOX Editorial: Think safety first

The warming weather in South Mississippi means boats and more boats are hitting South Mississippi water ways. It's a great way to spend a weekend having fun in the sun. But don't let your fun on the water get ruined.

Think safety first. Be sure the boat is in good running condition. Make sure you have all of your safety equipment on board, including approved life jackets, a throw-able life preserver and a whistle or horn. And don't drink alcohol and operate a boat. It's also a good idea to leave your boating plan with a family member on shore, just in case something happens, searchers know where to start looking for you.

Boating deaths increased last year. We hope you take care and remain safe as you enjoy the water this summer. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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