Many people are headed to the water for some fun in the sun this holiday weekend, but officials are asking boaters to be careful.
WITN tagged along with NC wildlife officers Saturday afternoon in Beaufort County. The officers were out on the water trying to make sure that boaters were being safe.
Officers checked to make sure boaters were registered, whether everyone on board has a life jacket, and to make sure the boat operator was not impaired.
Officer William Cain said, “Make sure you have all of your safety equipment, make sure everyone gets home safe and that’s the reason we are here. Make sure everyone has an enjoyable weekend, and make sure everyone makes it home, like they came."
Cain says wildlife officers will be out in full force on the water this weekend at many different areas in the East.