U.S. COAST GUARD: Ohio River to be extremely dangerous for boaters during Thunder Over Louisville
Officials want people to wear their life vests and to leave the alcohol at home.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says choppy waters on the Ohio River will make for extremely dangerous boating conditions during Thunder over Louisville on Saturday.
On Tuesday, officials warned of flood debris still floating in the water and a high current.
The U.S. Coast Guard will be on the Ohio River monitoring, along with other law enforcement agencies. They want people to wear their life vests and to leave the alcohol at home.
"Be very cautious when coming and leaving the area from your anchorage due to the fact there will be debris in the water, as well as a lot of mariners out there," said Chris O'Halloran, spokesman for Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. "So stay alert and be cautious at the boat ramps."
The U.S. Coast Guard is also reminding people to have the proper size anchor for their boat size.
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