Coast Guard to demonstrate boating safety ahead of Memorial Day

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Coast Guard Seaman Magdiel Morales, a crew member at Station Portsmouth, Virginia, listens to instructions from Petty Officer 2nd Class Shafik Elm, a coxswain at the station, during a towing training evolution on the Elizabeth River, March 16, 2017. Station Portsmouth personnel routinely conduct two-boat training to maintain their proficiency during real-life emergencies. (U.S. Coast […]

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard is talking boating safety ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

Crew members of Station Portsmouth will discuss the importance of life jackets, boating sober, emergency communications equipment and paddle craft safety in order to prepare boaters for the holiday.

Crew will also perform man-overboard drills Friday morning.

Kara Dixon will have more coverage of the demonstrations later today.

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