Don't Rock the Boat, Baby! While canoeing a safe outdoor activity, there is always a chance your canoe will tip over. Most drowning occurs when a boat capsizes or someone falls overboard, according to an article in Field and Stream magazine.
If this happens, don't panic. Stay upstream of the boat to avoid being pinned between the boat and a rock. Angle your way up to shore instead of paddling straight, stay behind the canoe and hold on to it for floatation.
Here are some additional tips for experts and beginners, alike:
It's also important to know the area you plan to canoe. Is the water high and fast or low and slow? Enjoy the great outdoors safely this summer!
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