Coast Guard Auxiliary keeping close eye on Jordan Lake boaters

Coast Guard Auxiliary keeping close eye on Jordan Lake boaters


MADE IT A TOUGH THING FOR THE RESCUERS TO TRY TO ATTEMPT. LIFE, STEVE FRAZIER CBS NORTH CAROLINA. TODAY’S RESCUE IS A REMINDER OF HOW DANGEROUS THE WATER CAN BE AND WITH THE WEATHER SO NICE, MANY PEOPLE TOOK TO LOCAL LAKES TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. CBS NORTH CAROLINA DAVID CHRIS KROSKI SPENT THE DAY ON JORDAN LAKE WITH US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY TO TALK SAFETY. US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY TEAM IS PREPARING FOR A VERY BUSY WEEKEND. FOR THE UNOFFICIAL KICKOFF OF SUMMER. TODAY WE SPENT THE DAY FROM THE US COAST GUARD AND THEY HAD TIPS. ON HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE HERE AT JORDAN LAKE. WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE FUN AND TO BE SAFE ON THE WATER. THAT IS A MESSAGE FROM THE US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY AT JORDAN LAKE. OFFICIALS EXPECTING LARGE BOATING CROWDS MEMORIAL WEEKEND. THE COAST GUARD WANT TO MAKE SURE BOATERS KNOW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS WHEN BOATING. WE WANT TO LOOK FOR PEOPLE FOR THAT ARE OPERATING ARE BOTH INCORRECTLY. KEEPING AN EYE ON THEM TO MAKE SURE THERE IS DOESN’T WIND UP BEING AN ACCIDENT. THE NUMBER ONE THING IS A LIFE JACKET. THE SECOND THING IS A TIP FOR LIFE JACKET OR PRESERVER. IT IS SOMETHING — A THROW CUSHION OR RING THAT YOU CAN THROW TO SOMEONE WHO FALLS OVERBOARD. THE STATE REQUIRES ANYONE YOUNGER THAN 13 IT WHERE A LIFE VEST. THE COAST GUARD ALSO SUGGESTING STAYING HYDRATED. HAVING A RADIO TO CONTACT OTHER BOTH IF AN INCIDENT OCCURS AND EACH BOAT MUST HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. DURING OUR TIME WITH THE COAST GUARD THE TEAM ASSISTED TWO BOATS THAT NEEDED HELP. ONE BOAT HAD ANTIFREEZE PROBLEMS CAUSING SMOKE AND ANOTHER BOWL HAD ENGINE PROBLEMS. BOTH OWNERS AT JORDAN LAKE REALIZED SAFETY IS IMPORTANT ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND. WHEN YOU SEE A BOAT, DO NOT GET TOO CLOSE. IT IS VERY CROWDED TODAY. YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE YOUR AREAS TO GO TO. REPORTER: BACK ON JORDAN LAKE YOU ARE LOOKING AT A HOUSE BOAT AS THEY ARE GETTING READY TO FINISH UP THERE SATURDAY. THESE MEMBERS OF THE US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY ARE NOT POLICE. THEY ARE VOLUNTEER AND VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME HERE AT

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