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Tips on getting your four-footed friend ready for hiking

...when the dog isn't moving. Bright colors are good for both you and the dog during hunting season.And a personal flotation device should be a must when heading out on the water, Lindner said. "For you and the dog."In addition to carrying...
4-year-old drowns in Ninilchik

...Alaska State Troopers.Troopers say that the boy was playing in the harbor unsupervised and was not wearing a personal flotation device. His parents were unloading gear from a fishing vessel. When they realized he was not with his siblings...
Refuge Notebook: Surviving an aircraft crash in the water

...details, such as the physical capabilities of the person responsible for opening the emergency exits to where the personal flotation device is located, could make a world of difference.In the case of an emergency, Rick laid out 7 steps for a successful...
Kayaker turns over in rapids

A personal flotation device saved the life of a kayaker who flipped over in the Naptowne Rapids area of the Kenai River on Tuesday morning. The kayaker...
Think twice before trying rapids

...canoeist may survive a capsize if he or she is wearing a life jacket. "In most cases the person didn't have a (personal flotation device) on them when we've had fatalities," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks...
Guide finds body of missing canoer

...Fumakoshi were canoeing down the river when their canoe capsized at the rapids. Fumakoshi, who was wearing a personal flotation device, made it ashore at Mile 17 of Funny River Road, but Boyer still clung to the canoe. Personnel from Central...
Boaters survive Kenai River crash

...Lesley Quelland, shift captain for Central Emergency Services. The water-logged victim was thrown without a personal flotation device into the river when the two boats collided, but was able to swim to shore. "He went to the hospital, not...
Juneau fisherman's body found offshore near Elfin Cove

...Coby aboard the Dustin C about an hour earlier that morning. He was wearing a sweat suit but no life jacket or personal flotation device. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sitka found Coby's body. Rescue workers performed CPR on Coby during...
Rescue turns into lost body recovery

...Tad Fumakoshi, both from California, fell into the river at Bing's Landing. Fumakoshi, who was wearing a personal flotation device, made it to shore at Mile 17 of Funny River Road, but Boyer was still clinging to the canoe. "He was not...
Weekend requires extra caution

...victims drowned (491 out of 697). Moreover, 87 percent of the victims who drowned were not wearing their personal flotation device. Overall, fatal accident data shows approximately 426 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their...


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