Sgt Greg Pinckney on Boating Safety – July 28, 2017

Should only row-boats (left bottom photo) and sail boats be allowed on Lake  Murray?  Too many people die each year on Lake Murray due to a mix of fast motor boats (top left photo), alcohol use by drivers and passengers, distracted drivers unaware of where they are going and not responsible enough to look out for other boaters, and occupants not wearing life preservers.

Sgt Greg Pinckney (top right photo, far right) will talk with us about how to reduce these deaths on SC lakes.  Pinckney attended Walterboro High School, graduated from Claflin College with a degree in elementary education, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and joined the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in 2000, where he was named Officer of the Year. He specializes in education on safe and responsible hunting and boating.

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