Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):
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San Bernardino County, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding Labor Day 2020 Marine Enforcement Patrol Operations which will be happening Labor Day 2020 Weekend.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies from the Colorado River Station will be conducting Labor Day Marine Enforcement Patrol Operations Saturday September 5th through Monday September 7th. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be involved in enhanced patrol activities near and on the waterways of the Colorado River patrolling by land, water, and air.
Deputies will be deployed from the Nevada State line to the Riverside County line and will be monitoring the waterway for operators operating watercraft under the influence or in a reckless manner.
Persons stopped operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol and or drugs will be arrested and booked into jail. Deputies will also be closely watching for children under the age of 13 without personal floatation devices (PFD’s) while aboard vessels.
The law requires all persons under the age of 13 while onboard a vessel wear a personal floatation device.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department encourages all persons to wear personal floatation devices while on the waterways as it is a proven fact personal floatation devices save lives.
Other violations commonly seen by marine patrol deputies are transom/bow riding and blue light violations.
With the increasing popularity of wake boarding, wake surfing, and tubing, deputies are noticing an increase of people on boats who are transom riding.
All persons on board a boat while underway (not moored or at anchor) shall be within the confines of the vessel so the risk of falling overboard or being struck by a propeller is greatly reduced.
The blue light law requires all vessels approaching a law enforcement vessel with activated blue lights to come off plane and pass at a no wake speed so not to endanger the deputies during the stop and to reduce the chance of damaging boats.
All California boat operators 16-35yrs old are required to have in their possession a California Boater Education Card issued by the CA Division of Boating and Waterways. This age increases to 40 yrs in 2021.
For information on obtaining a card go to: http://californiaboatercard.com/
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and urges everyone to boat sober and wear their life jackets.
For more information regarding safe boating practices, visit the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways web site at: http://www.dbw.ca.gov/
For press releases, news, and information follow the Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) on Twitter.
Refer: Travis Vessells, Corporal
Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit
Phone No: (760)326-9200
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The Colorado River Station will be conducting Labor Day Marine Enforcement Patrol Operations Sept 5th thru Sept 7th https://t.co/RJjeQ1lKvA
— SBCSD Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) September 1, 2020