Officers Patrolling State Rivers & Lakes

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BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- While you're having fun on the water this Memorial Day weekend, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources wants to remind you to stay safe.

Conservation officers are out in full force, patrolling the state's lakes and rivers.

The department says 90% of all boating accident victims die as a result of drowning.

Officers say there are specific things they're looking to enforce.

"Certain things we look for are people - basically, kids - under the age of 12 that do not have a life jacket on while the boat is in motion. We also check for people riding in dangerous conditions. And people that are not really sure what they're doing on a jet ski," says Officer Jeff Jewell.

Officer Jewell also says the department gives out boating guides that share what you can and cannot do in a boat, which you can read by clicking the link below.

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