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New mandatory boater education course

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

As summer quickly approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Metro Police Department's Marine Patol Unit held a boater safety course.

On July 1, a new mandatory education law hoes into effect, requiring anyone born after January 1, 1998 to have successfully completed a Boater Education Course approved by DNR to operate a powerboat in the state of Georgia.

The class will be offered again on May 17th, 2014.

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