As the cold temperatures roll in the community must keep in mind water safety while lakes still allow for boating and fishing. Brock Key, a Park Ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides some basic tips to avoid emergencies while winter boating. Lake Shelbyville has the potential to freeze over and Key says to stay off the lake and to never drive a vehicle onto seemingly safe ice.
Similar to all season life jacket use is required while out on the water and Key says that falling into the cold lake will create less time to reach safe conditions.
Overall, Key says to use common sense while interacting with area lakes.
For information on Lake Shelbyville visit the website at www.lakeshelbyville.com/.
Brock Key appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown studios in Shelbyville.