October 30, 2020| Safety
By: Lake Hopatcong Foundation
As temperatures drop, it's important to take extra precautions when out on the water. Cold-water immersion is the cause of many preventable boating-related fatalities with the danger increasing as water temperatures decrease. So we would like to remind you of the following dos and don'ts of cold-water boating from the National Safe Boating Council. And remember when heading out on your favorite waterbody, tell someone you trust who is not going with you any pertinent details such as where you are going, who is going with you, and when you plan to return. Enjoy these fall days and stay safe!
Be prepared with this informative brochure on cold-water survival from the American Canoe Association.
Tips to paddle safer during the colder months from Kayak Hipster.