by Ohio DNR

As the boating season begins, wearing a life jacket is key to boating safely in the Buckeye State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The sun may be shining outside, but the water temperatures are still cold. Ohio will kick off National Safe Boating Week, which is held May 19-25.

“While out on the water, people need to wear their life jackets instead of just having them close by on the boat,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “If an accident occurs and you suddenly end up overboard, a life jacket will keep your head above water and could save your life.”

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