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Courtesy boat inspections offered at Thurmond Lake

...safety checks will include inspections of various items such as ropes, anchors, fire extinguishers and personal flotation devices. Vessels that pass inspection will be awarded a Coast Guard Auxiliary decal that informs boating law enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-11/courtesy-boat-inspections-off
Norway ripped by Oslo bomb, youth camp shootings

...dock. Behind them, people who stripped down to their underwear swam away from the island toward shore, some using flotation devices.Sponheim said police were still trying to get an overview of the camp shooting and could not say whether there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-22/norway-ripped-oslo-bomb-yout
Busy holiday weekend expected at lake

...at style="bold">www.goboatgeorgia.com . - Never swim alone, and if you are a marginal swimmer, wear a flotation device. - Don't mix alcohol or drugs with boating or swimming. - Children younger than 10 must wear a life jacket while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/04/met_529815.shtml
Metro
Boaters, businessmen might get breaks

...return to Columbia after a weeklong furlough to consider a bill, S. 195, that says you don't need to wear a flotation device if your boat is in three feet of water, anchored and if the engine isn't running. While those legislators will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/22/met_515481.shtml
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Barack Obama going down in flames

...candidate includes this unfortunate phenomenon: His actual vote count in the primaries was consistently six to eight points below his polling numbers. Courage, Dems! Your seat cushions function as flotation devices. Keith Shafer, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/09/let_472487.shtml
Letters
Savannah River's Paddlefest puts its focus on competition

...criteria. "We're looking for things like complexity in the drive train or non-standard drive mechanisms or unusual flotation devices or comfortable accommodations for the raft riders," Carl said. There will also be an award for the "First Loser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/15/pav_462236.shtml
Rob Pavey
Arostegui in class by himself

...The lemon shark struck a fly in a color he calls "Coast Guard orange," reminiscent of the color of most personal flotation devices. The fisherman is not going to rest on his laurels. "My son, Martini, and I will soon be off to Texas where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/29/pav_137567.shtml
Rob Pavey
Boaters be aware: Know when you've crossed the line

...in laws governing alcohol and flotation devices, Georgia and South Carolina...the most problems are personal flotation devices and the minimum boating age...LAWS Key Difference: Personal Flotation Devices Georgia: All children younger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/08/met_135091.shtml
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News you can use

...supervise young children around water, including pools, spas, baths and buckets, and insist they wear personal flotation devices on boats, near open bodies of water or while participating in water sports. - Enroll your children in swimming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/16/met_132517.shtml
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News you can use

...air-filled or foam toys, such as "water wings," "noodles" or inner tubes, in place of life jackets (personal flotation devices). These toys are not designed to keep swimmers safe. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention AROUND...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/08/met_131417.shtml
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