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National safe boating week starts on May 17

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National Safe Boating week is May 17 through May 23.

“Ready Set Wear It” was discussed at Wednesday night’s meeting, It is a national campaign to bring attention to the wearing of life jackets.They will meet at the Ogdensburg Marina this morning at 10 a.m.with their life jackets on. They encourage you to join and to bring friends, children, parents or anyone else that you can with their life jackets on. They will take a picture and send it in to see if they can beat last years total for the country.

There has been a couple of fatalities in the North Country already this year that could have been prevented with the wearing of a life jacket. In 2012(the latest statistics), 379 people have lost their lives and were not wearing a life jacket.

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