The Coast Guard shares the following boating safety tips:
- Wear a personal floatation device/life jacket at all times.
- File a float plan and leave it with someone who is not recreating on the water.
- Have a marine band radio and visual distress signals on board.
- Have a registered 406MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
- Do not boat under the influence of alcohol.
Source: U.S. Coast Guard.