Slow Labor Day Weekend at Lake Tobesofkee

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Updated: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:40:15 EST

Families visit Lake Tobesofkee this holiday weekend to enjoy the last unofficial days of summer.

Some are just relaxing on the beach while others play in the water.

Kayla Jackson, a student, says she's just happy for the additional day off.

"We're glad we have an extra day off school because school you have do work, outside of school you don't and so far the day has been great," Jackson said.

The lake traffic wasn't the only slow part of the holiday weekend.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law division says Labor Day weekend is very unusual with no BUI's reported.

"Fortunate for us and the general public we haven't had any issues with intoxicated operators this weekend," said Ranger David Fisher.

BUI's or boating under influence is one of the top violations that lake rangers look for.

Rangers say they are patrolling the Georgia waterways around the clock throughout the holiday weekend.

They want the holiday to end with a low number of incidents or none at all.

"We would hope that our presence out here, having to do high profile patrols, being seen on the water will deter folks," said Sargeant Tony Fox.

Last year statewide, there were a total of 18 BUI's and two fatalities.

Rangers say all they want is for the public is to follow the rules, especially with safety equipment.

On Monday, there will be one patrol boat on Lake Tobesofkee for Labor Day while larger lakes will have at least three or four.

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