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VDGIF urges safety on the Lake

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By Tom Wilmoth

Local law enforcement officials are hoping boaters at Smith Mountain Lake will play it safe this summer.

At least for the July 4th weekend, that seems to be happening.

Only two boating mishaps were reported by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries over the weekend ? one occurred just after a boating safety event was held for local media representatives and the second in the early morning hours Monday.

"The weekend was very safe," noted Lt. Tony Fisher of VDGIF. "It was a very safe (weekend) as far as boat wrecks go."


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