Dan Marino to help promote boating safety

MIAMI, Fla. – Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Dan Marino is teaming up with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help raise awareness of the need for recreational boating safety, according to a release from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Marino, who played quarterback for the Miami Dolphins for 17 consecutive seasons and held 25 NFL records at the time of his retirement, will appear in a series of public service announcements promoting safe boating (which can be viewed here). Marino also plans to participate in a National Safe Boating Week kick-off event on May 12 in Miami Beach.

“As we have seen all too frequently, a fun day out on the water can quickly turn dangerous,” Marino said in the release. “Taking a boating safety class will help boaters of all ages better handle emergencies.”

The Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Coast Guard's uniformed volunteer component, recommends all boat operators: Take an approved boating safety course, get a free vessel safety check from a certified examiner, file a “float plan” with a friend or family member before leaving the dock, and wear a life jacket while underway.

For additional information on boating safety courses offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, or to find a Vessel Examiner in your area, go to cgaux.org.

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