• Hannah Phillips

River Murray Easter Safety Operation Concludes

Water Operations Unit have concluded their Easter operation on the River Murray which saw them policing the river between Waikerie and Mannum over the long weekend.

"We were generally pleased with the behaviour of boaties over the Easter break," said Sergeant Dave Bacchus, from Water Operations.

Most watercraft operators did the right thing with only several reports and cautions for minor safety equipment offences and people operating unregistered craft but on the whole, offences were down on previous years.

Disappointingly, a 41-year-old man from Andrews Farm did return a positive drug test to methamphetamine and may face charges pending forensic analysis of the sample.

Police remind occupants of vessels less than 4.8 metres in length that they are now required to wear life jackets at all times and several cautions were issued in relation to the new legislation.

Vessel and Jet Ski operators are also reminded that they must do 4 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water.

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