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Boaters reminded to stay safe on our waterways

National Safe Boating Week kicks off boating season

National Safe Boating Week

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Sunday marks the start of National Safe Boating Week, which helps kick off the 2014 Safe Boating Campaign.

The promotion aims to remind recreational boaters about safety and responsibility while boating. Different precautions such as float plans and proper life jacket use are stresses for boaters.

The U.S. Army Corps suggested five steps to making sure your life jacket is safe. They say to check the label, check the jacket for damage, fasten up any buckles, make sure there is a snug and proper fit and above everything, remember to wear your life jacket.

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