Coast Guard advises mariners of cold weather hazards – with video

BOSTON – As a severe cold spell hits New England, the Coast Guard advises mariners to be especially vigilant while out on the water. With extreme cold air and water temperatures there is a high risk of hypothermia, especially if suddenly immersed in the water without the proper safety equipment.

In addition to always wearing a lifejacket and carrying required safety equipment while onboard a vessel, the Coast Guard recommends anyone venturing out onto the waters to wear a dry suit or wetsuit.

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