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USCG Urges Boaters To Wear Life Jackets

 

National Safe Boating Week starts today and this year’s theme is “Wear It!” U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Staff Officer for Public Information Kathy Haegele says that “it” is a life jacket.

According to the USCG, in 2012 nearly 85% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Haegele says they’re also focusing on reducing boating under the influence and promoting boating safety courses.

On Friday May 24 the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station is opening its doors to the public for an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Haegele says there will be equipment on display, games, tours of Coast Guard boats and free vessel exams.

Because there is a limited amount of space at the station, located at 2501 Canal Road, Haegele asks that those wishing to have their vessels checked make an appointment to do so.

In April, Haegele helped teach a boating safety course in Algoma and says they had a very high turnout. She is currently working with the DNR to set dates in June for another course to be held in Sister Bay.

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