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Nine deaths in two weeks prompts safety warning

Coast Guard officials are urging boaters to keep safety in mind following nine deaths in two weeks at the start of the boating season in the Mid-Atlantic.

“There is a certain element of risk when you go boating and there are inherent dangers to swimming in tidal waters,” said Dennis Sens, Coast Guard 5th District Recreational Boating Safety Specialist. “As more people consider heading to the water, they should also consider how to be safe on it.”

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