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      Boating safety tips you shouldn't leave at the dock


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      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.


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      County Sheriff's Deputies suggest boaters carry a few extra things on board this year.


      Deputies

      say with the water temperatures dipping it is smart to carry blankets

      ,

      hypothermia kits

      ,

      and first aid materials.


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      ater temperature

      s are

      right around 40 degrees

      in most northern Michigan lakes

      .


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      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.


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      nother thing they are stressing this season is having a spotter for all boating sports like water skiing and tubing.

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