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National boating safety week starts Saturday

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Saturday starts national safe boating week. The Coast Guard will be educating boaters each day on a different topic to promote safe boating practices days before the unofficial start to summer. As Memorial Day nears, more boaters are expected to crowd area rivers and lakes. The Coast Guard is stressing that everyone should bring and wear a life jacket when on the water. A charged cell phone and float plan can also help save lives. A float plan is making sure your friends and family knows when you are leaving and when you should be back home. The ODNR Division of Watercraft are putting on several boating safety courses in the weeks to come. You can learn more about the classes by clicking the Ohio Boating Classes link below.
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