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DATE/TIME: August 27, 2018

INCIDENT: Labor Day Weekend Enhanced Patrol Operation

LOCATION: Colorado River, Nevada State Line to Riverside County Line

SUSPECT(S): N/A

VICTIM(S): N/A

SUMMARY: The Colorado River Station will be conducting Labor Day Marine Enforcement Patrol Operations Friday August 31st through Monday September 3rd. 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 people operating watercrafts 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 be closely watching for children under the age of 13 not wearing a 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 they help save lives.

All California boat operators 16-20 years-old are required to have in their possession a California Boater Education Card issued by the CA Division of Boating and Waterways. This age group increases to 25 years-old in 2019. 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 www.dbw.ca.gov.

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Refer: Sgt Jeff Cross

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. N/A

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department