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Corps urges those on the water this Labor Day holiday to wear life jackets

Published Aug. 28, 2017
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park ranger takes a camper on a boat ride. They are both playing it safe and wearing their personal flotation device.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park ranger takes a camper on a boat ride. They are both playing it safe and wearing their personal flotation device.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As many folks celebrate the final weeks of summer and transition to fall activities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, wants to remind folks to take an extra moment to ensure that they are safe while out on the water.

With the onset of September comes cooler water temperatures and the additional risk of hypothermia. Any water temperature below 70 degrees is considered cold water, which means an increased risk of hypothermia.

So while you are out fishing, boating or waterfowl hunting, remember to wear your life jacket. It could save your life.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

 

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Release no. 17-062