Parks and Wildlife wants people to practice water safety this weekend

    Texas Parks and Wildlife wants to remind everyone that, with the holiday weekend coming up, they should celebrate safely on lakes and waterways.

    Officials expect an uptick in visitors to area lakes during the Fourth of July weekend and want to make sure that everyone makes it home safely.  Captain Shawn Hervey with Parks and Wildlife said that the use of alcohol on boats can lead to accidents, as well as people not staying aware of their surroundings and hitting submerged objects, as well as improper use of safety equipment on the water.

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