The unofficial start to summer is here, which means people will be hitting the lakes on their boats and jet skis and swimming.

Lt. Frank Reger, with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said the most important thing to remember when boating is to have enough life jackets for all occupants and to wear them.

“Everybody on board is required to wear a life jacket that is sized to fit them,” he said. “It must be readily accessible. Everyone in a tiller-operated boat under 16 feet in length are required to wear a life jacket at all times, no matter your

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