S.C. may launch new boater laws

Boats are moored along Charleston Harbor behind the development.

Leroy Burnell

Speed limits and mandatory safety courses for new boaters might be ahead in the waters across the state.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources officials are considering both ideas, partly as a way to help control waterways in the wake of losing about one-third of the state's wildlife officers in rounds of budgets cuts in the last five years. The deaths of four boaters in one night on Lake Murray in early May underscore the problems, officials say.

Read more in tomorrow's The Post and Courier.