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Cortland Fire Department Issues Water Safety Tips For The Summer

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In light of the incident Saturday (June 22) involving the trapped kayakers on the Tioughnioga River, the Cortland Fire Department yesterday reminded residents to be cautious and practice safety this summer season when going on the water.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL STORY ON THE TRAPPED KAYAKERS

Not including boating incidents, about ten people on average die from drowning every day in the United States, according to statistics from the National Safety Council.

They recommend always wearing a personal flotation device and say you should never try saving a stuck kayak or raft, but instead get yourself to safety and call for help.

Remember, the water will go down, don’t take a risk and drown.

More water safety tips can be found at the National Safety Council website.

 

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