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May 29, 2007 — The boat-launching facilities at Altoona Lagoon and the Frederiksted Fish Market are only to be used for launching boats and loading and unloading people from boats, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
No diving, swimming or jumping off the docks is permitted, according to a news release from DPNR. The docks were built by the department's Division of Fish and Wildlife.
"There have been serious injuries to children who have slipped and fell on the dock while playing," the news release said. "Boats have limited maneuverability when launching or hauling, and the propellers on the engines can cause serious trauma to children swimming around the docks. Parents should keep children clear from these two docks while boats are in the area. Environmental Enforcement officers will be enforcing this regulation."
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May 29, 2007 -- The boat-launching facilities at Altoona Lagoon and the Frederiksted Fish Market are only to be used for launching boats and loading and unloading people from boats, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
No diving, swimming or jumping off the docks is permitted, according to a news release from DPNR. The docks were built by the department's Division of Fish and Wildlife.
"There have been serious injuries to children who have slipped and fell on the dock while playing," the news release said. "Boats have limited maneuverability when launching or hauling, and the propellers on the engines can cause serious trauma to children swimming around the docks. Parents should keep children clear from these two docks while boats are in the area. Environmental Enforcement officers will be enforcing this regulation."
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