Sea Tow Miami captain encourages safe boating

Published On: Jul 04 2013 01:23:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2013 10:08:37 AM EDT

A boat captain with Sea Tow Miami offered boating tips for the Fourth of July holiday.

Capt. Fernando Soto said the Independence Day weekend is one of his busiest.

"We have all the boaters that want to have fun with their families, friends, and just have a good ole time out on the water," he said.

Soto patrols the waters and helps boaters.

"Be safe. Always have somebody driving if you're drinking," said Soto. "If you need some help, call the Coast Guard over VHF [radio channel] 16 or give us a call at [VHF radio] channel 16 Sea Tow Miami. We're out there to help you out."

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