No life jackets, no safety equipment; boaters charged on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay

Liquor also a factor

South Simcoe Police call it a textbook case of unsafe boating.

Marine officers pulled alongside a dinghy on Lake Simcoe at the weekend.

There were two people in it, but no life jackets, no safety equipment, and open liquor.

Five charges were laid, including one of drinking under the age of 19.

Off the town dock at Penetanguishene, OPP stopped a vessel for an equipment check and wound up charging the operator with being impaired. He was also found to be prohibited from operating any vehicle, including a boat.