Simple rescue techniques, such as throwing one end of a rope, life jacket, or an oar can be used to easily rescue someone who has fallen overboard. Avoid entering the water to retrieve a victim.
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If the hypothermia victim is conscious give hot, sweet drinks, but no alcohol!
A float plan contains your information for boating such as name, boat number, whether you have a radio on board, where you're going and when you'll return. It is designed to help locate you if you're overdue. Leave the plan with the marina operator, relative, or friend and tell them who to call if you are either overdue or an emergency arises.
U.S. Coast Guard (Great Lakes)