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Rangers stress kayak safety during summer fun

Rangers want people who kyak to keep safety a priority. (Source: WALB) Rangers want people who kyak to keep safety a priority. (Source: WALB)
Rangers said they have seen many kayaks out this summer. (Source: WALB) Rangers said they have seen many kayaks out this summer. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

DNR Rangers said they are seeing more people than ever before kayaking this summer.

While they want you to have fun, they want you to keep safety a priority. 

They said the pastime is getting more attention all over the country.

If you do go kayaking, rangers said life jackets are a must. 

Kayaks can trip easily. 

Rangers also say kayakers need to be conscious of their surroundings. 

If a boat is approaching, rangers say stay to the right side of the channel.

"Whatever you are doing out here could affect the people in your group, it could affect other people out here on the water who aren't involved with what you are doing," said Ranger 1st Class John Penuel. "So you always have to be aware of your surroundings."

Kayaking does have its rules for kids too.

Kids under 13 need to have a boating safety course to operate a kayak alone. 

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