(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers)

USCG Reminds Holiday Boaters to Launch Safety App First

With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching, the United States Coast Guard is reminding recreational boaters to check their safety gear and make a plan before hitting the water.

It is National Safe Boating Week and the Coast Guard says everyone should make sure they have the proper fully functional equipment. While a life jacket may be the most important piece of equipment to wear on the water, there is one thing that can save your life. Before you launch your boat, you should launch the Coast Guard’s free app.

“You can make a float plan in here as well,” Petty Officer Third Class, Alex Donald said. “It helps us so if we get in touch with your family members and they say you haven’t been back in a while, they can tell us all the information you told them. Where you’re going, where you’re supposed to be and who is on board.”

Read more at WTMJ

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