A Coast Guard crew from Station Niagara locate a capsized 15-foot sailboat near Waterport, New York, on July 26. Two men aboard were rescued after they were reported overdue.

Coast Guard crews throughout the Great Lakes were involved in 81 cases, saved 56 lives, assisted 264 people over this past weekend.

Two particular cases Sunday night resulted in six lives saved. An outcome that would have been much different if not for one thing the survivors did right.

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