Send or give your float plan to a reliable, dependable, responsible person who will notice and act if you do not return. Your plan should include at minimum the 4 Ws:
- Who: the full names of everyone paddling
- Where: your planned launch site, route, and take-out point
- When: your approximate launch and return time and when to call 911
- What to Do: instructions for what your responsible person is to do and who to call if you don’t check in on time
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Remember: Tell your responsible person when you are off the water.