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Wardens issue 2-minute warning to early-season boaters

Kewaunee County boat flip is real life alert about spring water temps

11:50 AM, Apr. 25, 2013
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Two minutes - that's about all the time people have before they lose their ability to move their muscles and save themselves if they fall out of a boat or kayak into cold spring water.

"This time of the year is particularly dangerous for water fans anxious to enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking soon after the ice melts," said Roy Zellmer, conservation warden and boating safety administrator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "An important thing everyone who enjoys Wisconsin's rivers and lakes must remember is this: the water temperature does not rise as fast as spring ...

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