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Attention New Paddlecraft Owners

Three tips to keep you safe on the river

1. Wear your life jacket

Many fatalities involving paddlecraft result from falling overboard and drowning. Always remember to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.

2. Know the river hazards

Rocks and trees can be dangerous in moving water. Don’t get caught in a strainer or a foot entrapment. Be aware of cold water – it can kill!

3. Don’t exceed your abilities

Don’t head for big water until you have plenty of experience. Respect your limits and be aware that some paddlecraft may not be suitable for rivers.

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