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Use common sense boating on busy lakes

Published 07/29/2011, DL-Online

There have been a few incidents on the water over the past week to ten days that prompt me to talk about safety. I think the timing is also good, as we will again have a large number of visitors to our area after wrapping up the County Fair and the upcoming WE Fest. Some of the dangerous situations over the last 10 days are all about not using good common sense while boating. Not all the incidences have involved fisherman, but since fisherman are on the water with other recreational boaters, we have to use the same philosophy as driving a car on the road — drive defensively.

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