Navajo Lake Marina urges water safety | KOB 4

Navajo Lake Marina urges water safety

Meg Hilling
May 25, 2018 06:37 PM

NAVAJO DAM, N.M. – With temperatures rising, many are getting ready to splash right into summer.


Navajo Lake Marina, the national winner for the best large marina of 2017, has a few words to share before visitors jump in.

"We want everybody to be safe. There is quite a bit in the rules of the road. But for the most part, it is common sense, vigilance," said Jarrett Johnson, president of Navajo Dam Enterprises.

With over 16,000 surface acres on the lake and a newly renovated marina, law enforcement will be patrolling the water.

"Anyone under 13 years old has to have a life vest on at all times on the boat," Johnson said.

In 2014, a young boy lost his life at the marina.

"That is one of the number one cause of drownings: people without life vests. You can get in trouble really easy that way," Johnson said.

Those planning on getting into a boat this summer should remember safety is the number one priority. That means fastening life vests and avoiding drinking and boating.

"We want everybody to stay sober. You can have a great time out here, but please don't drink and boat," Johnson said.

So soak up the sun and hit the water, but also be aware of your surroundings.


Meg Hilling

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