Saturday kicks off Safe Boating Week in Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The National Weather Service, National Safe Boating Council, and the Coast Guard partner to promote safe boating habits annually.

A representative from the local Coast Guard says the most important safe boating habits are to wear a life jacket and to tell someone your plans on the water.

"We had almost 300 lives saved last year $800,000 worth of property saved last year so it is paramount it is critical every year to remind folks about being safe out on the water," says Rear Admiral Matthew Bell, commander of the 17th Coast Guard district.

Safe Boating Week is also a chance for the Coast Guard Auxiliary to remind boaters about their free dockside safety checks. You can find more information here

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