U.S. Coast Guard urges boating safety

SAN FRANCSICO (KRON) — Rising temperatures combined with the first day of summer just one month away means boaters are hitting the water. The U.S. Coast Guard is urging people to be responsible.

Saturday marks the start of National Safe Boating Week.

In order to prevent an emergency meet and greet with the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders like the United States Maritime Administration is imploring boaters follow the laws before taking to the sea.

“You wouldn’t drink and a car, so don’t drink and drive a boat,” said Petty Officer Dylan Steiny of U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate.