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People Swimming in the Swim Area

Nevada law states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.

Negligent or Reckless Operation of a vessel or the reckless manipulation of water skis, a surfboard, or similar device is operating in a manner that causes danger to the life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of negligent or reckless operation are:

  • Riding on the bow, gunwale, transom, engine cover, or swim platform of a vessel while it is underway at a speed greater than “no wake speed”
  • Maneuvering a towed skier or towed device such that the tow rope passes over another vessel or its skier
  • Operating a vessel or manipulating water skis, a surfboard, or similar device so as to pass between a vessel and its tow
  • Teak surfing or platform dragging—where a person is hanging onto the swim platform while a boat is moving or underway in order to surf his or her body behind the boat
  • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with a vessel

Operating in an Exclusion Area is operating a vessel within any marked exclusion area such as a swimming area or any other area marked by signs or buoys.

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