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Cold Water Safety

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 12:04 Written by Kris Galvin Sunday, 10 April 2011 16:24

Every state has a Department of Natural Resources. They are a wonderful resource for finding the answers to your state laws and regulations regarding safety on the water. The Ohio the Department of Natural Resources has some tips to share regarding Cold Water Safety...


"A few things anglers and boaters can do to be prepared for outings on the water is to wear an approved life jacket or inflatable vest. This keeps a person afloat should they fall off a boat or a boat capsizes. The second tip is to wear protective clothing, such as synthetics, wool or polypropylene that help reduce the loss of body heat when immersed in cold water. A third safety tip is to ensure that boats are properly loaded with people and gear before launching on the water to reduce the chance of swamping and capsizing."