Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Don’t be fooled by spring-like weather; the water is still cold

This past week, the temperatures soared into the 70s. Daffodils are up and blooming, trees are budding and the weeds in the lawn are starting to grow.  Between the terrible weather the last month and people getting their vaccination shots, there is a lot more activity around town and on the water.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 wants to warn people that although the air temperature is warm, the water is still quite cold.

“Do not let the temperature outside fool you,” said Commander Mike Kelley.  “Cold water immersion and hypothermia is dangerous. Even on a warm and sunny day an unexpected fall into cold water can result in hypothermia—and if you’re not wearing a life jacket, can even lead to a life-threatening situation in as little as three to five minutes.”

“Dressing for the water temperature, not the air temperature, and wearing a lifejacket are the best…[to-view-more]

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