Warm weather, cold water can be dangerous to boaters

With unusually warm weather this month, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters and waterfowl hunters to not to let their guard down. So far this fall, four people have died during the late boating season.
“All boaters need to remember they must wear a personal floatation device,” DNR Conservation Officer Capt. Greg Salo said. “Low water levels are exposing several hazards – rocks, low wing dams, stumps, etc. Operators and passengers can be easily thrown overboard after coming into contact with one of these hazards.”

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