Taking safety precautions for Labor Day weekend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - With Labor Day just around the corner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges safety for those heading to the river.
The Little Rock District reported over 40 water-related accidents with 17 fatalities in 2023. Little Rock District Commander Col. Daman Knarr urges everyone to be mindful when on the water.
“With more boaters and swimmers expected to be on the water across the region this weekend, we are asking visitors to be patient and courteous at boat launch ramps and to slow down and watch out for each other,” Knarr stated.
Officials advise people to take extra precautions, from wearing a life jacket to staying on the main river channels.
You can visit the U.S. Army of Engineers website for more information.
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