|Published:||Jul 05, 2010 12:39 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 04, 2010 8:54 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission officers hit the water in search of lawbreakers.
Officer Ron Perry admits for a fourth of July weekend, so far, activity on the river has been quiet.
He blames the rain.
Officer Perry says, "It's been slow, which is a good thing, we haven't had any issues, no accidents."
He's hoping to keep it that way, by making sure those on the water today, are boating safe.
"Hey bud, put it in nuetral."
From speeding violations in manatee zones, to equipment checks.
He tells a family, "You have ten people on board, you need a life jacket for everybody."
One $80 dollar fine later, this family was on their way.
He says, "We gave them two life jackets so they could finish out their day."
Some boaters were stopped for displaying the wrong registration, they were given a warning.
While it wasn't much a day for flashing lights and sirens, officer Perry isn't complaining.
He says, "As long as everybody makes it home, we're happy. "
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