water safety

Staying safe while swimming

Local officials and residents are sharing their water safety tips while swimming. On Friday evening, the popular swimming area on Wolf River near the Bells Ferry Bridge was filled with swimmers despite the tragedy that occurred on Thursday. For local…

Operation Life Saver at Gulfport Harbor

Bad weather, especially unexpected changes in conditions while out on the water, has caused many boating accidents over the years. According to the Coast Guard’s latest statistics, in 2018, 11 people lost their lives and 21 others were injured in…

Staying safe around water

According to the CDC, drowning is responsible for more deaths among children age one through four than any other cause except birth defects. Here in the United States, drowning causes around 10 deaths per day. With the summer months quickly…

Staying safe on the water

We are just days away from the Fourth of July. Many people who live on the Coast are planning to spend their holiday out on the water, but while you are having fun, it’s important that you stay safe. In…

Keeping it safe on the water

Memorial Day is just one week away and many South Mississippians plan to spend the holiday out on Coast waters, but a day of fun in the sun could turn into a tragedy in the blink of an eye. News…

Operation Dry Water

Fourth of July Weekend is the biggest boating weekend of the year. Authorities suspect people out on the water who are enjoying the holiday may also be enjoying a little more booze than usual. That’s why a national campaign called…

Operation Dry Water

Fourth of July weekend is the biggest boating weekend of the year. Authorities suspect people out of the water who are enjoying the holiday may also be enjoying a little more booze than usual. That’s why a national campaign called…