Labor Day is a good chance for people to hit the waves, soak up some rays, and enjoy the waning moments of summer.
Whatever your water activity is, it's a good idea to take caution on this holiday. Georgia waters have seen 22 drowning related deaths in 2013. Eight boating related deaths, and 68 boating related accidents, have also been reported this year.
Tobesofkee Recreation Director Doug Furney says one "common sense" rule is the the most important one for boaters to follow.
"The biggest thing that we emphasize is that they have life jackets on board for every person," said Furney. "Kids under 13 must wear the life jacket at all times while on board a moving vessel."
There's no alcohol allowed on Bibb County waters. Furney says that helps reduce Tobesofkee boating accidents.
Rangers warn boaters not to drive within 100 feet of other boats. Also, if you're operating a vessel at night, rangers say to make sure it has proper lighting on board.