Friday, 24 May 2019 21:09

Warden offers water safety tips ahead of holiday weekend

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MILFORD - Game wardens expect lots of people will be breaking out the boats and docks this holiday weekend.

But officials say while everyone is eager to get out on the water after this spring, the water is still chilly and the levels are higher than normal.

The biggest thing game wardens are stressing is for people to wear their life jackets.

"It's your seat belt, no different if you're going to jump in your car or truck and go to work, or travel and visit friends and family, put your seat belt on," said Game Warden Jonathan Parker. "So when you jump in the boat this weekend, put your life jacket on. It could save your life."

While the law states that you must have a life jacket in your boat for each person on board, authorities say with the cooler-than-average temperatures, it's better to have it on just in case.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

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