boating safety

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office wants area residents to “Think Before They Dive.” It’s part of an initiative to promote safety on local waterways.

Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

The number of boating accidents in Florida has been on the rise since 2016.

AustinBlu Foundation

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill into law inspired by two teenagers still lost at sea.

Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

This week is National Safe Boating Week, and with Florida wildlife officials expecting increased turnout on the water for the Memorial Day weekend, they’re hoping boaters will wear life jackets.

FWC's Flickr

An Okaloosa County man is this year’s Boating Officer of the Year in Florida and could soon hold the national title as well.

FWC

This week is National Safe Boating Week. It kicked off right around the start of Florida’s boating season.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A state lawmaker wants Florida students to be taught about boating safety in schools.

Florida House

A state lawmaker is hoping to add a standard threshold to what is considered “over the limit” in cases where a person is operating a vehicle and is high on marijuana.

Tim Donovan / FWC

This week is National Safe Boating Week, and Florida wildlife officials are highlighting the week to ensure boaters put safety first and wear a life jacket.