The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol is offering some safety reminders in light of the fatal accident this week in New Fairfield. The daytime speed limit on the lake is 45-miles an hour and the nighttime speed limit is 25 miles an hour. All boaters must comply with state regulations, and may be subject to safety inspections. This includes having enough life jackets for all people on board and working lights and navigation systems.
Caution should be taken for underwater hazards, most of which are located more than 100 feet from shore. While they are marked by buoys, some may have been damaged or moved by last month's macroburst.
The Patrol is authorized to ticket boaters who have equipment violations, are boating under the influence or are operating recklessly.