boating safety tips are common sense, but this time of year it's best to pay attention to the little details that will likely help the most if you find yourself in trouble.
County Sheriff's Deputies suggest boaters carry a few extra things on board this year.
say with the water temperatures dipping it is smart to carry blankets
and first aid materials.
right around 40 degrees
in most northern Michigan lakes
nd while no one is likely swimming
they say anyone drin
king on a boat
runs a higher risk of falling into the ice cold water.
nother thing they are stressing this season is having a spotter for all boating sports like water skiing and tubing.