LPD sends water safety tips for Memorial Day weekend activities - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD sends water safety tips for Memorial Day weekend activities

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Police Department is making sure lake-goers stay safe since local lakes will be packed this weekend with boaters and campers for Memorial Day weekend.

Lake Alan Henry will be just one of those lakes and LPD has taken extra precautions by stationing marine units to make sure everyone is safe.

"It kicks off our summer Memorial Day weekend and we just want everyone to have a good time," Jeanelle Wadkins, captain of the LPD Marine Unit, said. "This is a place for recreational activities since we don't have a lot of water in Lubbock and this is one of the places people can come."

The lake will be staffed with an LPD Marine Unit every weekend from sunrise to sunset.

People are encouraged to have to have one life jacket that is US Coastal Guard approved for everyone on board. If a child is under the age of 13, they must have a life jacket on whenever the boat is in motion. 

There also must be a fire extinguisher accessible on the boat at all times. 

The rules for driving a boat are similar to those of a vehicle -- people cannot drink and drive a boat.

"Just be mindful of your fellow boaters and be courteous," Wadkins said. "Keep safe distances between each boat so no one gets hurt because we want everyone to have fun."

For those who decide to head out to Lake Alan Henry this weekend, LPD wants to advise of Garza County's active burn ban. Campsite fire pits are off limits, but people can still barbecue but are asked to have a lid when grilling. Click here to see full list of tips for the burn ban.

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