Keeping boaters safe on the Fourth - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Keeping boaters safe on the Fourth

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

    Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:11:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:12:09 GMT
    (Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...(Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP). This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatal...
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
    Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion.More >>
  • 'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

    More >>

    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

    More >>
  • Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

    More >>

    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

    More >>

Story Video: Click here

With no toxic algae to worry about, Cody Johnson is ready to head out from Sandsprit Park Tuesday.  He knows he’s responsible for the safety of his passengers.

“I trust myself.  I trust people I’m with and who I take care of.  You just got to be cautious," said Johnson.

His boat is one of many cruising the maritime highways.

“There's a lot of congestion, a lot of traffic, a lot of people enjoying the water," said Deputy Mike Joseph with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

It’s a busy stretch for Deputy Joseph who’s watching for any potential safety violations.

“You want to have right amount of life jackets on the vessel. Flares. If you’re out at night, you want to make sure your navigational lights work," said Deputy Joseph.

One thing the sheriff’s office is cracking down on this holiday weekend is underage drinking.  Last week, 9 kids were arrested.  Midday Tuesday, two kids were picked up at the Tequesta sandbar.

“We’re going to try and combat underage drinking by doing a lot of ID checks… with vessel safety checks as well," said Deputy Joseph.

Through the early part of Tuesday and a spin through the Stuart Sandbar, no citations were issued here, but a call came in for a completely different kind of problem.  There was a vessel sunk off the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.  The owner of the boat waking to find his vessel underwater leaking about 20 gallons of fuel. Deputy Joseph called out a cleanup crew, and then it’s back out on the water for the rest of the long, hot afternoon.

“If everybody follows the rules, you’ll have a good time on the water.  We’re happy. You’re happy.”
 

Scripps Only Content 2017

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.