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Coast Guard floats boating safety guide

...Gastineau Harbor, members of the Coast Guard threw out flotation devices to an invisible man overboard.It's Coast Guard...morning, including at least five different types of flotation devices, a strobe light, a laser pointer-type signaling...
Free safety workshop for commercial fishermen

...skills, emergency radio beacons, maydays, man-overboard recovery, fire fighting, immersion suits, personal flotation devices, emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures.The workshop meets the training...
A special thanks to friends with flotation

...cold water longer than his self-interest would dictate. Del, Wayne and Tom worked a large, diverse gathering of flotation devices in and around the port stern area, managing somehow to secure them in place with a complex web of line. Marge assisted...
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...unsuccessful, but there are six people who lived to fish another day.Thankfully, all six people were wearing personal flotation devices. A life jacket doesn't guarantee survival, not in the Kenai River's cold waters and dangerous currents, but...
USCG encouraging boater safety during Labor Day weekend

...increases the chances of surviving a boating accident. The law states you must have a life jacket, or personal flotation device, for every person aboard. The Coast Guard recommends boaters wear life jackets at all times. In Alaska, children...
Fire departments have 3-day water rescue exercise

...docks he covered issues from tying up boats with a cleat hitch for quick release to selecting the right personal flotation device for rescue work to communications to boat handling and actual wet rescue scenarios and methods in the river and out...
Good Samaritans helped rescue injured boater

...couple eased up alongside the person, they feared the worst. They said he wasn't wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device, and his head was not propped up. He must have been underwater for several minutes, and he also had a deep gash...
On the Trails: Meandering in the meadows

...parent plant. Examples include bedstraw, avens and some grasses. And plants that grow in water sometimes have flotation devices (but how do pond lilies and buckbean seeds get from one muskeg pond to another?).There are many plants, however...
Soldotna man honored for 2000 rescue of woman trying to drown herself in river

...30 feet down to the river. Her windbreaker, however, filled with air. Humpage thought it might be a personal flotation device, or a dummy, or someone who had jumped and intended to swim. "We thought it was someone playing a joke," he...
Many variables play into dipnetting

...worst-case scenario of a dipnetter drowning. To be safe, some dipnetters opt to wear life jackets and keep personal flotation devices readily available. How to use a dipnet Once the right net is picked out, the next thing to know is how to use it...


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