CLEVELAND - The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters about safety precautions if they plan to be on the Great Lakes over the holiday weekend.
The Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to always check the current and forecaster marine weather before heading to the water. Officials say waves and underwater currents may be more than the average boater or swimmer can handle, even on seemingly nice days.
And the Coast Guard said remnants of Hurricane Isaac were expected to appear in the Great Lakes region over the weekend, possibly bringing heavy rainfall.
The Coast Guard says there have been 93 water-related deaths so far on the Great Lakes this year. Some safety tips for boaters include wearing life jackets at all times and not boating while under the influence of alcohol.
The Associated Press