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Four-year-old drowns in Ninilchik

...State Troopers.Troopers say that the boy was playing in the harbor unsupervised and was not wearing a personal flotation device. His parents were unloading gear from a fishing vessel. When they realized he was not with his siblings, they...
What's happening this week, July 8-14

...will cover canoe safety, re-boarding, man-overboard recovery, cold-water safety and survival, personal flotation devices (PFDs), radio distress calls (MAYDAYs), distress signals, the Seven Steps to Survival, the Stay Rules, survival...
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...
Letter: Faster response needed when tragedy strikes

...their families should they experience such a tragedy.Just because you can't search and rescue doesn't mean you shouldn't immediately search and recover. And always wear your flotation device!Randy and Kari TallyOlympia, Washington
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...
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...
Man, son, dog rescued from raft

...Cmdr. Guy Pearce said the Bingmans had an up-to-date, registered beacon; they had survival suits; and they had a life raft ready to be used. Even the dog had a personal flotation device, said Petty Officer Christopher Grisafe.


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