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Seasonal life jacket law kicks in this weekend

The Candlewood Lake Authority is reminding lake users about a law in Connecticut in effect between October 1st and May 31st. Adults must wear a properly fitting life jacket while onboard a manually propelled vessel.  It also requires that all children less than 13 at any time during the year.  Stand-up paddleboards are considered vessels by the U-S Coast Guard unless they are being used in a surf zone or designated swim area. Anyone who is using a stand-up paddleboard is required to abide by all boating laws.  Connecticut law requires there be a properly fitting life jacket for everyone onboard a manually propelled vessel at all times.