Course offers education for being safe on the water

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Thirty-two people showed up the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center on Saturday to learn the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held the boater safety classes for free to ages 10 and up. Chuck Long, Northeast Arkansas Education Coordinator, says the classes focused on life jackets, fire extinguishers, situational boating, and recreational activities.

Long says that by Arkansas law if you're born in 1986 or later, boating education is required to operate in motor boat on Arkansas waters.

For those needing or wanting to take the class, Long says there will be at least one more boating safety class offered this year, and maybe more.

For more information, contact the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center at 933-6787.

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