Friday, December 21, 2012

Updated sidebar for the season (due to CG search on the Hudson)

Just moved my cold-water boating safety list to the top of the lists, I am sad to say that I was reminded that it's past time to bring up the cold-water boating list when a friend sent out a link to an article about a Coast Guard search for a couple of people who for some reason decided to go out in a canoe on the Hudson in the middle of the night up around Poughkeepsie last night and then capsized.

None were wearing lifejackets (lifejacket wear is required by NY state boating law for anyone in a recreational vessel less than 20 feet long from Nov. 1 - May 1). One of the three made it ashore, the other 2 are being looked for now. Story here.

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