2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder

2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder
This chart of the Great Lakes shows how cold lake temperatures remain, despite recent warm weather. Chart courtesy of NOAA CLEVELAND — On the two-year anniversary of a tragic boating accident near Sandusky, Ohio, the U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Great Lakes boaters who may be thinking about venturing out on the area’s lakes and rivers to consider that the water remains dangerously cold despite...

Coast Guard announces summer deaths by drowning on the rise

Coast Guard announces summer deaths by drowning on the rise
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard 5th District is stressing the importance of safe boating and swimming practices in the wake of 40 drowning deaths that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. Of the 40 boating- or swimming-related deaths, 34 people were not wearing lifejackets. “Regardless of how a person ends up in the water, wearing a lifejacket is the single...