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New River Gorge visitors to get water safety tips

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- Water safety programs are being offered to New River Gorge visitors during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

National Park Service rangers will discuss safe boating, swimming and wading, and demonstrate how to wear and use flotation vests.

Rangers will share tips Saturday through Monday at the Sandstone Visitor Center in Sandstone.

Visitors who participate in Saturday's program at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center at the New River Gorge Bridge or Sunday's program at Bluestone Lake will receive a free "I Got Caught Being Safe" water safety T-shirt.

Park rangers at Bluestone Lake also will offer free boat rides Sunday afternoon.


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