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HCSO Hosts National Water Safety Month Media Event


Hamilton County, TN – Hamilton County is known for its many natural amenities, especially the Tennessee River and the many local lakes that make up our beautiful community. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office recognizes now that warm weather has arrived and summer is just around the bend, many of our local families will be taking to the lake with their boats and kayaks and opening their swimming pools for well-deserved fun and relaxation.

In accordance with this, the HCSO Marine Patrol Division, in conjunction with the Hamilton County Park Rangers Division, will host a press conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am at the main dock area at Chester Frost Park on Chickamauga Lake to celebrate May as National Water Safety Month!

During this time, the HCSO’s Marine One and Two will be on display and reporters will be able to find out firsthand what it is like to be a Marine Patrol Deputy. Reporters will get to go out on one of the vessels and participate in a boating check (as long as there are boats available on the river at that time to be checked). Marine Patrol personnel will discuss water safety in general including boating and pool safety.

Reporters should gather at the dock where the press conference will take place and those who wish to go out on a ride to experience a boat check should allow extra time to participate. Marine Patrol personnel will be on hand and available for interviews. Several options for B-Roll will also be available.

Media Packets with safety information will be available for reporters who are present.

If you have questions, please contact the HCSO Public Information Officer at jlea@hcsheriff.gov.

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