North Vancouver Police are reminding those out on boats this long weekend to enjoy their time safely through “Operation Dry Water.”
The initiative hopes to bring down the number of boating accidents and deaths involving alcohol.
Corporal Richard De Jong says it’s been a busy summer for the operation, especially with the warmer weather.
“We have had several charges here recently where individuals drew attention to their boating by being under the influence of alcohol and we of course have been working with the Vancouver Police Department, the marine unit and the fireworks events and of course we see numerous boats out there, many of them with infractions with regards to boating safety and with regards to alcohol on board.”
Over the holiday weekend, De Jong says to expect more safety checks on boat launches and on the water.