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Coast Guard offers boating tips for safe Labor Day

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The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to be cautious this Labor Day weekend.

The Miami Herald reports that the Coast Guard as well as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local law enforcement agencies are enforcing a zero tolerance policy for unsafe or drunken boating.

The push for safer waters came after a series of deadly boating accidents including a three-boat crash July 4, 2014, that killed four people and injured seven.

The Coast Guard is urging boaters to wear life jackets, use an emergency positioning beacon, monitor speed and check all equipment before heading out on the open water.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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