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USCG Urges Swimmers to Wear Life Jackets

With many drownings occurring throughout the Great Lakes region, the U.S. Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to wear a life jacket.

This weekend, three deaths occurred in the Great Lakes region as a result of drowning. None were wearing life jackets. In fact, statistics show that 85 percent of drowning victims throughout the U.S. were not wearing lifejackets.

With record temperatures here for the foreseeable future, boaters and swimmers are reminded to never swim alone and to wear a life jacket.

Life jackets are your seat belt on the water. Wearing one can greatly improve your chances of survival.

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