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Coast Guard urging boaters to be safe

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

This Memorial Day Weekend the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to do the right thing when it comes to safety on the water.

Here are a few tips to ensure your safety:

  • Make sure your boat is checked before launching it into the water.
  • Make a float plan with responsible friends and family members. That means letting them know where you intend to go and when you plan on returning.
  • Always check the weather before hand.
  • Don't drink alcohol. Boating and alcohol don't mix: boating impaired can be just as deadly as driving a car impaired.
  • Make sure that you have enough life jackets for everyone on board before starting your trip.

Observing these tips on the water can help minimize or eliminate boating incidents.

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