We were all reminded of how dangerous being on the water can be after the death of 17-year-old Lexi Simon. The Fenton teen was killed in a jet ski accident on Lake Fenton on May 24th.

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Regardless if you are a pro on the water or new to boating or riding a jet ski - accidents unfortunately happen. Learning the rules of the water is just as important as knowing the rules on the road. You don't drive down the wrong way on a street, you should not on a lake either. I live on a lake and trust me, I see a lot of people that have no idea what they are doing, and some that just don't seem  to care. Not following the rules, not only puts you in jeopardy, but everyone else on the lake as well.

The Genessee County Sheriff's Department is offering a county wide boaters safety course on Thursday, June 18th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, at Lake Fenton High School. This class is free to people 13-years-old and up. It is a great class for not only the captain of the boat, but anyone who may possibly drive it, and passengers. If you are interested in taking the class, you are asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff's Department, at (810) 257-3422.

I am guessing there will be a lot of interest in this class. I suggest calling to get on the list as soon as possible if you are interested. Thanks to Sheriff Chris Swanson and his staff for putting this together.