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Water and alcohol do not mix.
Check weather forecasts before embarking on water activities.
Be aware of your personal water skills and knowledge.
Boating Safety Tips
Wear a "Coast Guard Approved" life jacket, many types and styles are available.
Check all safety equipment, replace and repair before launching.
File a float plan with family and friends.
Be a courteousness boater; follow the rules of the road.
Swimming near or under platforms on outboard motorboats, where CO (carbon monoxide) fumes accumulate, can kill.
Learn to swim. It is an important skill for all ages.
Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy.
Always swim in designated swimming areas.
Diving or jumping from cliffs and bluffs invites tragedy.
Always supervise children of all ages when around open bodies of water.
If you would like to have a Park Ranger come to your classroom and conduct a water safety program contact the Blue Mountain Lake Field Office.