Local OPP are warning boaters to be careful on waterways. Police say although the ice is gone from area lakes, extreme caution must be used when returning your boat to the water. With water temperatures still being very cold, a personal floatation device should be worn at all times. If you fall into the water hypothermia can happen fast. OPP say having a floatation suit or device could be the difference in saving your life. For more information on boating safety visit www.boatingsafety.gc.ca.