Boating safety tips to know and use


It is time to go out and hit the waters, as boating season is upon us. That includes the multitude of paddle sport enthusiasts that use our waters as well. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office looks forward to time on water, too.

Our Marine Patrol Program will be present both on the water as well as some ramp inspections. We patrol navigable waters, such as our local sound, bays and the Swinomish Channel as well as local lakes and the Skagit River. We are asking for help in creating successful and safe voyages for all. There were 24 recreational boating fatalities in Washington state in 202...

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