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Sheriff’s Office offers summer safety tips

Daily News staff report

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office offers the following summer safety tips for people heading out for the great outdoors.

– Keep your home locked.

– Keep your vehicle locked, with valuables out of plain view.

– When parking at a trailhead, put your valuables out of sight before you get to the trailhead. Waiting to hide valuable items until you get to a trailhead can be an advertisement of where you stowed your items.

– Before hiking, biking, rafting, camping, boating, inform someone of where you plan to go and when you intend to return. If your plan changes, let them know.

– Don’t underestimate the force of high-flowing rivers at this time of year. Keep an extra watchful eye on children and dogs, and know that adults are also vulnerable to being swept downriver.

– Be aware of when fire bans go into effect and abide by them. Currently, there is no fire ban in Summit County.)

– Use safe boating guidelines.

– Don’t drink and drive.

– In the event of an emergency, call 911. For nonemergencies, call (970) 668-8600.

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