COLORADO SPRINGS – Summer is here and a lot of people will make their way to the water to try to cool off, but fun can quickly turn to tragedy if important safety tips aren’t followed.

Ed Duffett, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Staff Officer for the Pikes Peak Flotilla with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary stopped by FOX21 to share some important facts.

Duffett can be contacted regarding information or presentations at eaduffett@msn.com or 719-287-1381.