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Size:  32.3 KBA bright-yellow warning sticker has been created by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help remind boaters to "check their drain plug."

DNR conservation officers say that some boaters have reported near-misses.

“I’m told that one angler returned to the dock after parking his truck and trailer, only to find his boat nearly filled with water,” said Tim Smalley, Minnesota DNR boating safety specialist. “This is something new that boaters need to incorporate into their boat launch routine.”

The DNR suggests the warning sticker be placed next to the boat trailer’s winch handle, or somewhere else the boater is likely to see it before the boat is launched.

Free sticker reminds boaters to check the drain plug: News Releases: Minnesota DNR