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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Monday July 2nd, 2018 :: 12:20 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Operation Dry Water/ Fourth of July Marine Enforcement Operation

DATE/TIME: June 29 - July 1, 2018

INCIDENT: Operation Dry Water/ Fourth of July Marine Enforcement Operation

LOCATION: Colorado River Station

SUMMARY: The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted it's 2018 Fourth of July Weekend Operation in conjunction with Operation Dry Water, starting on June 29, 2018, through July 1, 2018. Operation Dry Water is a national year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence. The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from the California/Nevada state line to the Riverside County line as well as Spring Valley Lake in Victor Valley.

The majority of the operation was focused on the waterways with resorts, launch ramps and marinas along the river and lake. A total of ten patrol vessels, an OHV team, and one Sheriff's Department helicopter were deployed throughout the area.

There was a total of ten arrests made, all of which were for Boating Under the Influence. Forty-five citations were issued for various boating law violations along with seventy-two verbal warnings.

The Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit urges all California residents to go online to californiaboatercard.com and take the online test to obtain their boater card which is now required by law. The Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit is, as always, dedicated to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and reminds everyone to wear their life vests and to boat sober.

Refer: Corporal Travis Vessells

Station: Colorado River Station/Marine Enforcement Unit

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Address/Location
SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

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