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For Release: Friday, July 22, 2016

Log Bay Day Participants Asked to Take Precautions to Stay Safe and to Abide By State And Local Laws

Participants in the annual Log Bay Day event, set for Monday, July 25, are asked to take precautions to keep themselves safe and abide by all state and local laws and regulations - both on the water and the shore.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers, New York State Police and Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will be patrolling the lands in the Shelving Rock area. DEC Environmental Conservation Police, State Police, Lake George Park Marine Patrol and Warren County Sheriff's Deputies will be patrolling the waters.

Although this event is not sanctioned by state or local officials, law enforcement agencies have assigned staff to patrol the event to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of the lands and waters.

Participants are warned that law enforcement officials have a zero tolerance policy for underage possession of alcohol, illegal drugs, boating while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated. Fighting, lewdness, disorderly behavior and littering will also result in arrest or tickets.

Shelving Rock State Lands
Law enforcement land patrols will focus on Shelving Rock Road and the five acre strip of Shelving Rock shoreline along Log Bay.

Vehicles must park in designated parking areas only. Any vehicle parked along Shelving Rock Road will be ticketed and towed away. The road must remain open for passage of emergency vehicles responding to the many medical emergencies that arise during this event and to provide access to private residences at the end of the road.

A checkpoint will be setup on Shelving Rock Road. Once parking lots are filled to capacity, vehicles will be turned away.

People that hike into Shelving Rock Falls must exhibit caution while walking and standing at the top of the falls. The rocks are wet and slippery.

Waters of Lake George
An increased number of law enforcement personnel, boats and personal watercraft will be patrolling Log Bay and surrounding waters this year.

In addition to enforcing laws related to alcohol, drugs and improper behavior, the marine patrols will be inspecting boats for the proper safety and navigational equipment and enforcing against any unsafe operation of boats.

Participants are cautioned to drink plenty of water and juices as dehydration can occur quickly while outdoors on a sunny day.

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