Weather is warm, but for boaters, the water isn’t

Weather is warm, but for boaters, the water isn’t


TONIGHT. 3 COVERING THE SHORELINE –SOME PEOPLE ARE LAUNCHING THEIR BOATS AS THE WEATHER WARMS UP. BUT THE WATER IS STILL VERY COLD.AND VERY DANGEROUS IF YOU END UP IN IT.NEWS 8’S BOB WILSON HAS A WARNING FROM THE STATE TONIGHT. 3 “IT HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR WEATHER 80S AND 90S BUT IT IS VERY COLD BUWATER, HERE IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IT IS SO COLD YOU ERONLY HAVE MINUTES IF YOU GO OVER THE SIDE.”BOATERS TAKING TO THE WATER ALL UP AND DOWN THE SHORELINE. BOB COLE AND HIS FRIEND STEVE JUST LAUNCH THEIR ENBOAT THIS EVENING. BOB COLEOLD SAYBROOK BITE 1 WHAT’S THE WATER TEMPERATURE? IF I HAD TO GUESS, I WOULD SAY LIKE 50? IT’S 39-400. WOW! THAT’S A SURPRISE!”AND A SHOCK IF YOU GO INTO THE WATER.MARK CHANSKIDEEPE BITE 2″YOU ARE GOING TO GASP! YOU’RE GOING TO START BREATHING REALLY HARD, HARDER THAN YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD BREATHE, AND THOSE FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CRITICAL.”MARK CHANSKI IS PATROLLING IN OLD LYME TO EDUCATE BOATERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER. AND THIS YEAR ALREADY THREE BOATERS NEARLY DIED WHEN THEY ENDED UP CRASHING ON THE ROCKS NEAR LIGHTHOUSE. ABITE 3” IN LONG ISLAND SOUND JUST A WEEK OR TWO AGO, WE ALMOST LOST THREE GUYS, IT WAS VERY E CLOSE. FORTUNATELY A FERRY WAS NEARBY.”AND TONIGHT, FORTUNATELY THERE WAS A GOOD SAMARITAN NEARBY FOR THESE THREE STRANDED BOATERS WHO HAD TO BE TOWED IN. DEEP AND THE OLD SAYBROOK POLICE ASKED THEM TO PUT ON THEIR LIFEJACKETS. WITH THE SPRING RUNOFF THE SHORELINE IS LITTERED WITH LARGE TREES THAT CAN PUT A HOLE IN THE BOAT INSTANTLY. AND ONCE YOU ARE IN THE WATER, YOU HAVE ABOUT 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR LIMBS GO NUMB AND YOUR HEAD STARTS TO GOES UNDER. TOM PITASIOLD SAYBROOK PDBITE 5 “JUST A MINUTE OR SO IN THE WATER, YOU’RE GOING TO START TO LOSE YOUR EXTREMITIES, AND YOUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS IS GOING TO GO DOWN, SO VERY IMPORTANT TO BE WEARING YOUR PFD.”IT’S THE LAW THIS TIME OF YEAR IF YOU’RE IN A PADDLEBOAT. AND BOATERS WHO DON’T LIKE TO WARE THEM, AT LEAST KNOW TO KEEP THEM CLOSE BY.STEVE PICKUPOLD SAYBROOK BITE 6″KEEP THEM UP ON DECK, SO WHEN YOU GET IN TROUBLE, THEY ARE THERE, DON’T PUT THEM IN ALL LOCKED HATCH, DOBECAUSE THAT’S NOT GONNA DO ANY GOOD DO IN AN EMERGENCY.”GOTAG:DEEP’S SLOGAN IS BOATING IS SERIOUS FUN. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE BIG BULKY LIFEJACKETS AND YOU SAY THEY ARE NOT FOR ME, THEY’RE UNCOMFORTABLE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, IT’S VERY THIN IT’S COMFORTABLE, AND YOU JUST PULL THE CORD AND IT INFLATES AND IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. I’M BOB WILSON OUT WITH DEEP ON

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