NH Marine Patrol Warns Speeding Boaters for Labor Day Weekend
After a rash of accidents, the New Hampshire Department of Safety Marine Patrol is reminding boaters to watch their speed and be safe this weekend.
The unofficial end of summer (shhhhh!!!) is upon us this weekend. Labor day Weekend is expected to be packed in the Granite State. Local boaters and out of staters will fight for water space on New Hampshire's most popular lakes, and that presents a few challenges.
Officials urge operators to be aware of there surroundings.
Recently, the New Hampshire Department of Safety Marine Patrol investigated a crash in which a Massachusetts man lodged his 23-foot powerboat on a rock breakwater near the Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline, according the Concord Patch.
Lt. Crystal McLain of the Marine Patrol said in the article that "New Hampshire law requires all boat operators who know, or reasonably should have known – that they have been involved in an accident, to immediately stop the boat at the scene."
Also, all boaters must maintain a safe speed.
She added that all boaters must maintain a safe speed and distance from objects in waterways, including floats, swimmers, docks, mooring fields, other boats, and the shore.
Basically, don't be these infamous people.