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Boating Safety: avoiding accidents this holiday weekend

Life jackets are required under certain circumstances (Source: WOIO) Life jackets are required under certain circumstances (Source: WOIO)
NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) -

If your holiday weekend plans will have you out on Lake Erie or any other lake, river or stream, be sure to play it safe.

In 2014, there were 22 deaths on the water in Ohio. 18 involved improperly worn life jackets or no life jacket at all.

Life jackets must be worn while riding personal watercraft and while water skiing or being towed on a similar device. 

Children younger than ten must wear a life jacket on any vessel that is less than 18 feet in length.

CLICK HERE for a list of life jacket styles and what you are required to wear.

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