During the Fourth of July weekend, law enforcement agencies are enforcing safety on all state waterways, so more accidents don’t occur. Coast Guard and law enforcement officials are teaming up to enforce more safety procedures for boaters that plan to head out on the water for the holiday weekend.
The effort is to encourage safety on the water, as law enforcement sees an increase in boating accidents along the coast of South Carolina during the summer months. Officials have seen quite a jump in drowning and boating accidents in the state this year compared to last year. Already law enforcement has seen 18 fatalities, compared to 11 last year. Law enforcement agencies are advising boaters they will be patrolling the waters over the weekend to make sure boaters are using these safety precautions.