The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s “Operation Dry Water” boating safety campaign over the Fourth of July weekend resulted in 467 contacts with boaters in eastern North Carolina from July 3-5.
There were three boating incidents over the weekend, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries. Dare County experienced two of the three incidents including one that occurred in Pirates Cove Marina.
The annual boating safety campaign aims to promote public awareness to deter impaired operation of vessels. In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08, or is substantially impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, is subject to arrest.