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Paddle sport safety event set in Connecticut

The public is invited to a free event at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn. The purpose of the event is to promote safety and education of manual-powered vessels such as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

There will be presentations given by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary about paddle sports along with safety equipment requirements and water/weather education.
Also at the event

• A hands-on rescue and survival gear display including choosing the right U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket.
• Pool demonstrations including recoveries from a kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard

For information about this event, contact Elizabeth O’Conner (203) 903-5705 or e-mail