No Life Vest? Pay Up If You Float Down The Spokane River - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

No Life Vest? Pay Up If You Float Down The Spokane River

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wrote more than 50 tickets last weekend to people not wearing life jackets while floating the Spokane River.

County ordinance requires anyone floating or rafting on moving water wear a personal flotation device. In Spokane County, that means the Spokane River between Stateline and Plantes Ferry Park and the area between the Maple Street Bridge and Nine Mile boat launch.

Authorities from the Marine Patrol are planning additional emphasis patrols in those areas over the next few weeks.

People riding in motorized boats are required to carry enough approved floatation devices for everyone on their watercraft. They are not required to wear the devices.

The fine for not wearing a personal floatation device while floating or rafting is $76.

For more information, visit the Spokane County Marine Enforcement Webpage:  http://www.spokanecounty.org/Sheriff/content.aspx?c=2015

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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