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Swimming from a Boat: Georgia Boat Injury Lawyer Discusses Safe Swimming

A Georgia boat injury lawyer discusses the 3 main concerns when swimming from a boat:


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1. The Propeller. The engine MUST BE OFF. This does not mean the boat is in neutral or idle, but off.  The best way to ensure the propeller is not spinning is to turn off the boat’s engine.  Inexperienced boaters do not understand what idle and neutral mean for the propeller. Engine Off.

2. Other Boats. It can be very difficult to see swimmers from a boat.  For this reason, you never want to swim in high traffic areas on a lake.  Find a cove or other low traffic area to swim from your boat to avoid any boating accidents.

3. The Deep End. In the lake, you are always in the deep end. In a pool, you can always grab the side of the pool or go to the shallow end. In the lake, you can tire out and there are constant currents that can pull you away from the boat. For this reason, you should always wear a life jacket, or Personal Floatation Device (PFD), when swimming from a boat.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Boating Law Attorney welcomes any questions about family lake safety and boating law.  Please Call or Email us about any questions you may have about Georgia Boating law safety violations.  Your initial consultation is free and confidential.


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About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296