Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cornelius Police Department Lake Patrol Unit, as well as other surrounding law-enforcement agencies, will be conducting their Lake Safety Day Operation.
This is the one day of year that Officers, both on land and on the water, will be contacting boaters and conducting a "Safety Equipment Inspection." It’s a proactive educational focused event hoping to fix any little problems the boaters may have and make the lake and boaters safer. It’s typically a positive interaction.
This operation will also include additional hours at our local boat ramps where the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting free vessel inspections.
If the blue lights stop you, please don’t be nervous and don’t forget to ask the officers for your free Chick-fil-A milkshake!
As a reminder, here is a list of required safety equipment for every vessel on the water:
• Life jacket for everyone on board
• Throw cushion
• A fire extinguisher that is operational
• The safety lanyard/kill switch
• Noise making device like a horn whistle or airhorn
(Note, any child under the age of 13 must be wearing an approved Coast Guard life jacket if the vessel is underway)
Special thanks to The Lake Norman Marine Commission, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Iredell Co. Lake Patrol, Catawba Co. Lake Patrol, Lincoln Co. Lake Patrol, NC Wildlife, and Mecklenburg Co. ABC Lake Patrol for your involvement.