LEE COUNTY, Fla.- As the number of boaters on the water increases, so do the chances of accidents, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The long Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of boating season and in turn, is one of the busiest boating holidays.
Law enforcement has been out in full force throughout the weekend and into Monday.
It’s clear why. According to FWC, Lee County ranks 3rd in the state for registered boaters.
In 2020, there were 48,276 recreational boats in Florida. That’s up about 700 registrations from...