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Learn how to beat the summer heat by staying safe at the lake.

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is prime season for the lake. Sadly, the boating accidents have already begun with several incidents occurring within a few weeks of each other. Before hitting the water, remind yourself and other passengers of the basic boating and jet ski rules.

  • Don’t operate a boat or jet ski under the influence of alcohol.

  • While operating a boat or jet ski, wear the proper flotation devices.

  • Do not operate a boat or jet ski in the swimming areas of a lake.

  • Jumping a wake on a boat or a jet ski is fun but can be very dangerous and is the leading cause of fatalities on jet skis.

  • Only let experienced drivers operate the boat or jet ski.

  • Always be aware of other boats, skiers and divers.

  • Check your boat or jet ski before you hit the water for proper working condition.

Fifty percent of all boating accidents involve alcohol, so stay responsible and safe this summer at the lake. If you or a loved one is involved in a boating accident, please call us at 316-260-1414 for a free consultation. If we do not recover money for you there is no fee.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.