(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Mild temperatures this fall have boaters across Connecticut extending their seasons.

But, as in the summertime, they need to play it safe on the water.

That, from Mark Chanski, a boating resource technician with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

He says the main difference is water temperature–if you hit the water, hypotheria or other problems could set in quicker.

And as in the summer, it’s state law to wear a life jacket and never drink while boating

Chanski says always file an intinerary and tell someone where you’re going.


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