As the weather warms more boaters head out into the open waters.
So far this year 8 boating deaths have occurred on OPP patrolled waterways, which is almost three times as many as this time last year.
None of the 8 were wearing a PFD and alcohol was likely a factor is 6 of the incidents.
The OPP will be out on the waterways to promote safe boating awareness week and to make sure all proper safety
equipment is on board the vessels.