Boaters reminded to stay safe on the water

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WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Memorial Day weekend kicks off the boating season for enthusiasts.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offered free boat inspections at Caesar Creek Lake in Warren County Friday to make sure you are ready to set sail.

They inspected boats for proper safety equipment such as anchors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, flares and life jackets.

Ohio law requires that life jackets be worn while riding a personal watercraft, waterskiing and for children 10 years old and younger on any vessel less than 18 feet in length.

Ohio Watercraft recommends that you write out a float plan and leave it with a contact person. It should contain your route, number of people onboard, and boat information.

Visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Ohio Watercraft web site for more information on safe boating.

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