Boat Safety

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Sara Caldwell/staff Josh Heath (left) and his family speak with Corporal Brian Hobbins (upper right) and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (lower, center) --both with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources--during a routine boat check at Strom Thurmond Lake near Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Josh Heath (center) smiles at Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (left), with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, after a good safety check at Strom Thurmond Lake near Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, right) speaks with Jessie Wilson and family after a routine boat safety check at Strom Thurmond Lake near Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (left) and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (right), both with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, patrol Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, drives the boat as he and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin patrol Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (right), with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, drives the boat as he and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (left) advise swimmers to stay closer to shore if they choose to swim without life-jackets near a swimming area at Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, drives the boat as he and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin patrol Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (left,with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, right) and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin speak with Jessie Wilson and family after a routine boat safety check at Strom Thurmond Lake near Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (left) and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (right), both with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, patrol Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Corporal Brian Hobbins (right), with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, drives the boat as he and Sergeant Doyte Chaffin (left) check a registration for a jet-ski near a swimming area at Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia on Friday, June 29, 2012. With the beginning of the July 4th week, authorities will be keeping an eye out for BUI's and boating accidents.

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