Summertime is spent outdoors around the many natural resources that our state and country has to offer. If you’re like a lot of people, you enjoy the thrill that comes with the fast speeds of sports activities such as jet skiing. Jet skiing is common on the many popular lakes in Illinois such as Lake Shelbyville, Lake Michigan and Rend Lake. However, as with any fast sport, there’s the risk of injury that can lead to serious health consequences.
National Boating Week is slated for May of each year, with focus being the safety of boaters, their passengers and anyone choosing to spend the day near or around any of Illinois’s many lakes. A lot of people love the tranquility and fun associated with boating, and more often than not don’t give a second thought to their safety in these kinds of environments.