October 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NV - The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) reminds everyone of the importance of wearing a life jacket when swimming.
This reminder comes after two men died in fatal boat accidents on two separate incidents on Lake Mead.
Both men left their boat and swam in the lake without life jackets.
According to the NDOW, one of the most common fatalities seen at lakes come from swimmers not wearing life jackets.
In addition, the department says that alcohol, swimming and high winds are deadly to swimmers.
Alcohol is especially deadly to swimmers if a person is operating a boat under the influence.
In an effort to prevent deaths, officers will increase their patrol on lakes in Nevada this weekend and will be on the lookout for boaters operating under the influence.