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National Safe Boating Week

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With summer fast approaching... families and friends are anxious to enjoy time in the sun and on the water... boating... fishing... paddling and more.

During all recreational water activities it's important to remember safety precautions.

Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities last year.

And 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. That's why its so important to consistently use life jacket wear on the water.

Simply put... boating responsibly and wearing life jackets can save lives.

Accidents on the water happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket. It's important that everyone consistently wears a life jacket while on the water.

Today through May 24 is National Safe Boating Week. Be safe out there on the water... and for lots of great information here is a useful web site...

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