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What to do if your boat breaks down this season

Now that boating season is here, people need to know what to do in a situation where their boat could break down.

NY Sea Grant’s David White says it’s just like if a vehicle breaks down, to call a tow.

He states in an emergency to always call 911 and other emergency services before a tow.

White also says to check with insurance companies regarding towing and that most Good Samaritans might offer to tow someone to the shore, but are less likely to tow someone to the other end of the lake.