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RL Taylor Community Center Florida - Sarasota Police Department to Hold Boating Safety Inspection Day on May 21 2022 20 May 2022 ( news )
RL Taylor Community Center , state Florida ( By Press Release office)
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The Sarasota Police Department will partner with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 84 , the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission ( FWC ) , U . S . Coast Guard Station Cortez , and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Stranding Investigations Program for an Interagency Boating Safety Inspection Day at Centennial Park , 1059 N . Tamiami Trail , Sarasota ( also known as the 10th Street Boat Ramp ) .
The event will be Saturday , May 21 , 2022 , from 8 a . m . until 12 p . m .
Greg and Mindy Isaacs will also join the Boating Safety Inspection Day to share the importance of wearing an engine cut - off switch . Their son , Ethan , lost his life tragically in November 2020 after he was struck by a coach’s boat propeller after a boat crash during practice . The coach lost his footing and fell off his boat and was not wearing an engine cut - off switch . A video with the Isaacs family and the Sarasota Police Department sharing Ethan’s story and the importance of wearing an engine cut - off switch can be viewed at
https://youtu . be/8yTStcaaZDw
“According to the United States Coast Guard , each year , hundreds of lives are lost , thousands are injured and millions of dollars in property damage happens because of preventable recreational boating accidents on our waterways , ” said Sarasota Police Marine Patrol Officer Michael Skinner . “The Sarasota Police Department wants to make sure everyone has a safe boating season , ” said Officer Skinner .
Families wanting to enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend may head out for a day on a boat that has seen very little use during the winter . In the excitement of the holiday weekend , safety equipment checks are often overlooked . Families may later find themselves without the necessary equipment in an emergency or be upset when they are cited for violations by local law enforcement .
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