Cold Water Safety

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Cold Water SafetyLYNDONVILLE- With all of the nice weather that has graced the region over the past few days, has led many outdoor enthusiasts to come out of hibernation. However, those who are eager to get out on the water, may want to take some precautions first.

Authorities are urging people to use caution when doing outdoor activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, or rafting. “Snow on the mountain is still running off, and it creates a significant change in temperature from what the air may feel, to what the water is once you get in there. You have the potential to run the risk of becoming hypothermic if you’re not prepared appropriately for your water adventures,” says Lyndonville Assistant Fire Chief, Patrick McLaughlin.

 

 To be prepared, boaters should wear wet suits, as they keep the body warm while in the water for a certain amount of time. A life jacket should also always be worn at all times.