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Coast Guard ready for big weekend on the water

A big concern this weekend is safety on the water!  Fox 28 went out on the lake with the Coast Guard in St. Joe, Michigan  on Friday.
 They undergo extensive training all the time so they are prepared to make a rescue!    They hope you'll follow some basic rules this weekend.
 Make sure everyone on your boat has a life-jacket and file a plan with someone on shore.   Tell them where you're going and how long you plan to be out on the water.
Executive Petty Officer Steven Ruh with the Coast Guard says,  "This time of year boating safety is especially important because people are excited to get out on the water. The water temp right now is roughly 50-degrees, so often times when you have an air temp of 80, people come down to the water and forget how cold that water is."  One more piece of advice... the Coast Guard says you should have a marine radio on board.

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