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FWC law enforcement, national groups talk ‘Operation Dry Water’

| Hansen Hasenberg
Rainy weather couldn’t stop the kickoff to Operation Dry Water at U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin on Wednesday, July 3. Operation Dry Water, started in 2009, is a national initiative to increase awareness and enforce Boating Under the Influence laws. Each Fourth of July weekend, a heightened enforcement campaign is held. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related boating incidents and fatalities.
Col. Brian Smith, director of FWC’s law enforcement division, warns boaters of the dangers of Boating Under the Influence.


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