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Busy Lakes Bring Warning of Caution to Boaters

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GROVE, OKLAHOMA -

Summer boating season has begun and there's a call for caution. Representatives  from the Grand River Dam Authority say it's a busy time of year for boaters, and  time to take extra precautions.

At Grand Lake in Grove, a  patrolman advised people  keep  boats at least 150 feet away from others and to pay attention to your surroundings on the water.
  All boaters must turn their lights on after sunset, and use appropriate signal lights when turning. When you see somebody use their red light, you have to yield.  GRDA Officer Casey King said a simple day on the lake can easily turn fatal and it is important to be on the alert.  King advised, "Just like the road, you've got to have your life jacket on just like you would a seat belt. It's dangerous. The lake can be high traffic. The waves are high. It's unpredictable. And there's no lanes of traffic, so boats can go all directions."
King said  using a weather app on a phone  is an easy way to determine when  sunset is happening. 

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