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July 6, 2004

When Going Boating, Leave Behind a ’Float Plan’

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AUSTIN, Texas — Before you go, it is always important to leave some detailed information with a friend, co-worker or neighbor about your boating trip. That information is extremely helpful for authorities like Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens who might be the ones coming to look for you if you’re not back on time.

"The person at home needs to be able to give us a description of the boat, number of people and where they were planning on going. The first place we check is the boat ramp they departed from to see if their vehicle is still there," said Alfonso Campos, chief of marine enforcement at TPWD.

It may seem like an annoyance when boaters are ready to set out for a day of fun in the sun. But if something goes wrong, boaters need to be able to be found sooner rather than later. Here are some guidelines for what information to leave behind.

Where are you going?

Who is going with you?

When are you returning?

For more information about boating safety laws and boater education classes, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/boat/).

KE 2004-07-06


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