Oneida County Sheriff's Office stressing boater safety

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office reported a busy weekend out on the water this Memorial Day weekend. The Sheriff's Office had its Marine Patrol Unit out on both Oneida and Delta Lake this weekend.

Posted: May 25, 2020 10:41 PM

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. --- The Oneida County Sheriff's Office reported a busy weekend out on the water this Memorial Day weekend. The Sheriff's Office had its Marine Patrol Unit out on both Oneida and Delta Lake this weekend.

The unit allowed crews from NEWSChannel 2 to tag along for a ride-along for the day to observe how they operate. Seargent Scott Kahl said that safety is their biggest priority this weekend.

 "With the weather that we've had this spring and the pandemic that we've had,  this weekend is probably going to be the first weekend a lot of people have been out in their boats. So it's kind of a test run right now. We just urge people to look over their boats really well before they go out," said Kahl.

Sergeant Kahl said this weekend he will be making sure that people have enough life jackets on board, and kids 12 and under are wearing them.

"Any kid that's under 12 years old while they are out and about in the boat or in the cabin unless they're down inside the cabin they have to have their lifejackets on at all times," said Kahl.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2059485

Reported Deaths: 52483
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27411410192
Queens2714419760
Suffolk1978663354
Nassau1809923153
Bronx1795276486
New York1355594402
Westchester1280662260
Erie868971760
Richmond731951781
Monroe645691055
Orange47390810
Rockland46388952
Onondaga37416668
Dutchess28816442
Albany24212348
Oneida21950502
Niagara19270344
Broome18057354
Saratoga14863164
Ulster13576250
Schenectady12778195
Rensselaer10957139
Putnam1045691
Chautauqua8670139
Chemung7408134
Oswego726790
Ontario718692
Steuben6580143
Sullivan642571
St. Lawrence638596
Cayuga608592
Jefferson570766
Wayne549467
Cattaraugus543385
Genesee5248121
Herkimer5023107
Clinton472033
Madison440088
Fulton423390
Livingston423058
Tompkins416050
Montgomery4106121
Columbia3913100
Cortland365260
Tioga360161
Warren349757
Wyoming342151
Otsego333447
Allegany332984
Chenango332276
Greene327175
Washington299455
Orleans296783
Lewis256934
Franklin249612
Delaware227637
Seneca194556
Schoharie161616
Essex154626
Yates114426
Schuyler102214
Hamilton3032
Unassigned15277
Out of NY0229
Utica
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 41°
Oneonta
Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 37°
Herkimer
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 41°
Old Forge
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve