Boat safety requires preparation


Keith McLendon

"Prepare your party, your boat and your mind," says Biff Burton, Senior Game Warden with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Saratoga. The North Platte River around Saratoga is constantly changing and has a great variation in flow and that is "what gets people," Burton said.

With one death on the river this year already it may be time for a review of river safety preparations and habits.

The death that occurred on the river on June 26 was the result of a person being caught in a pile of debris. Piles of debris are called "strainers", because that's what they are. "They allow water to g...

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