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Kayaking Summer Safety Tips

Over the weekend a stranded kayaker had to be rescued on the Susquehanna River.

First responders found the kayaker clutching a log right below the Ouquaga Bridge in Windsor.

So what are some precautions you can take if you plan on paddling out this summer?

We spoke with the boat house manager at Route 96 Power and Paddle on how to keep yourself out of harm's way.

First try to go kayaking in a group or if you are going alone make sure to tell someone where and when you will be going.

Always wear a life jacket and don't push your limits if you're not comfortable with fast moving water.

Boat House Manager Trevor Yarrington said, "Always look far ahead to see that there's a clear path for you to take. If there's not a clear path get over to shore, take out, and find a different way or just be done at that point because it's not worth risking your life."

Yarrington also mentioned how it was important to try at least once flipping your kayak upside down in a swimming pool or any sort of controlled environment to get a feel for what it's like to make that escape.