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Boaters urged to use caution on water near GABP during All-Star weekend

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

If you plan to do some boating near Great American Ball Park during the All-Star game, there are a few things the Coast Guard wants you to be aware of.

Beginning Friday, a "no wake zone" will be in place between the Brent Spence and Big Mac bridges, with safety zones in place during the fireworks displays. 

"Boaters will be prohibited from entering the safety zones at the established times for the fireworks shows and other events. So that Coast Guard boats and state and local partners will be out there enforcing those safety zones," Coast Guard Chief Nicholas Narruhn said.

Because the river is high and the current is swift, the Coast Guard is urging boaters to use extra caution, making sure to wear life jackets and leave the alcohol at home.

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