Last spring experienced kayaker and paddler, David Dickerson, died of hypothermia when his canoe flipped in Omena Bay.
Now his family and the coast guard want to help spread a message about water temperatures.
Today, members of the coast guard jumped into Boardman Lake to prove a point.
Though the air may be getting warmer the water is deadly cold.
If you're on the lakes dress for the weather, wearing layers under a dry suit.
Boat in pairs, bring a e-pirb so you can signal the coast guard if you need help immediately, and always wear a life jacket.