Please... wear a life jacket


You never know what'll happen out on the water.


Health chief urges swimming, boating safety after drownings -

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's health commissioner is urging people to practice swimming and boating safety this summer following a number of recent drownings. Dr. Mark Levine said Tuesday to always wear a life jacket on a boat, including a kayak or rowboat; be aware of local weather patterns; swim with a buddy or group; and do not use alcohol while swimming or boating. Children need constant supervision while swimming or boating, he said, urging adults and babysitters to put down their cellphones or other distractions while watching them. “Designate an adult to be a water watcher so there's always someone to concentrate on supervising children and teens,” he said.

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