CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It's also National Safe Boating Week. 

If you plan on cruising the waters this holiday weekend be sure to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, properly fitting life jacket. 

According to research, 77 % of all boating fatalities are drownings, and 84% of drowning victims in those accidents were not wearing a life jacket in 2018.

So, if you're going out on the water this holiday, make sure you and your crew are wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket to stay safe while having fun. 

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