National Safe Boating Week Runs through Weekend

(Jefferson County) This week is National safe Boating Week.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says National Safe Boating Week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season.

Corporal Wheetley mentions some vessel operators are required to have a boater safety education card.

Boaters are reminded to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol by dialing *55 if they need assistance or observe another boater operating a vessel in an unsafe manner.