Boating Safely Reduces Risk Of Smoke On The Water

May 21, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard.

"Whenever you're going out on the lake, you should file some sort of a plan with a family member and let them know where you're going from and when you're expected back."

Lt. John Michalke, Macomb County Sheriff's Department.

The weather should be just right for a boat ride this Memorial Day weekend, with sunny skies, light winds, and waves of a foot or less. Now’s a good time to review your boating safety plans as part of National Safe Boating Week. WDET’s Pat Batcheller spoke with Lieutenant John Michalke of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. Michalke says the county's Marine Division keeps a close eye on Lake St Clair. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Visit the MCSD's Marine Safety Department here.

Here is some more information about boating safety from the United States Coast Guard.

Get boating forecasts from the National Weather Service here.