July 4 ban on small wa­ter­craft

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

The use of per­sonal wa­ter­crafts, wet bikes, mo­tor­ized surf­boards and sim­i­lar de­vices will be pro­hib­ited on Lake Austin on July Fourth, of­fi­cials said. The an­nual ban of per­sonal wa­ter­craft is nec­es­sary to en­sure the safety of the large num­ber of peo­ple who use the lake and parks over the hol­i­day, Austin po­lice said.

The ban will be­gin at sun­set Satur­day and end at sun­rise on Mon­day.

Po­lice, in­clud­ing of­fi­cers from the Lake Pa­trol Unit, will be at the lake this week­end to urge peo­ple to fol­low the Texas Wa­ter Safety Act and City of Austin boat- ing laws and or­di­nances. Po­lice urge all boaters to prac­tice safe boat­ing and to call 911 to re­port the reck­less op­er­a­tion of boats and emer­gen­cies.

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