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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...
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...
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...
Police & Fire for Sept. 25, 2012

...on Village Street. Police say alcohol was a factor and domestic violence was not.Boating safety/No personal flotation device? On Sunday, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers boarded the PV Sentry and issued Lucas J. Erickson, 27, of Juneau a...
Raise awareness during 'Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day'

...Guard that lasts all day today.The day is an effort to raise awareness around the importance of wearing a safety flotation device while boating. For anyone under the age of 13, it is a Federal requirement to wear one at all times on water vessels...
Crab pots? Check!

...operate the pot ..." Since each pot must be attached to a buoy or keg, this information most often noted on the flotation device. Some fisherman have been known to put markings on the pot, as well, though there is no regulation requiring this...
Cooling off

...Friday, as both took advantage of the warm weather at Auke Lake. Ridle is not with the Coast Guard; he bought the flotation device at a garage sale. Temperatures reached record highs in Juneau on Friday and Saturday. For more information about...
What to do when the ice is thin

...especially at the beginning and end of the cold season. Wear a life jacket on ice. Zip on a life jacket or personal flotation device over an ordinary snowmobile suit or layered winter clothing. Life jackets can provide excellent floatation and protection...
An old idea that will save your life

...idea - the life jacket or PFD. Now in this case, a PFD is not our annual windfall from the state, but a personal flotation device. Compared to other states, Alaska ranks near or at the bottom in boater fatalities. Many people attribute the...
Outdoor Brief: SEARHC offers boating instructor course methods of instruction, hypothermia, alcohol and boating, signals and shelters, risk assessment, personal flotation device use, cold-water survival and shore survival. The class size will be limited to 10 participants, and the class...


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