By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the weather heats up, more people are looking to get out on the water.

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So the Pittsburgh Safe Boating Council is reminding boaters to brush up on their safety skills.

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The council says you can prevent boating accidents by taking a safety course, checking your equipment, wearing a life jacket and watching the weather.

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Saturday is the beginning of National Safe Boating Week.