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Citations, warnings issued to boaters over holiday weekend

By Staff | Jul 8, 2009

Eight citations and 40 warnings were issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit over the holiday weekend.

The marine unit also wrapped up its three-day education and enforcement effort with more than 50 safety inspections.

The citations and warnings were issued to operators of everything from personal watercraft to a wide array of boats, officials said.

The areas targeted over the Fourth of July weekend included:

San Carlos Bay / Sanibel Causeway Islands

Fort Myers Beach

Estero Bay

Bonita Beach

Imperial River

Pine Island Sound

Franklin Locks

Caloosahatchee River Bridges

Other agencies participating over the weekend included participating over the weekend included the United States Coast Guard, Sanibel, Cape Coral and Fort Myers Police Departments, as well as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office