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Louisville teens explore U.S. Coast Guard boat

Some Louisville youth are learning what it takes to keep the Ohio River safe.  Thursday morning the Urban League's "Summer Reach" program boarded the Coast Guard's Cutter Obion vessel. 

The teens are learning about the Coast Guard and the importance of the 65-foot vessel to our area.  They are learning firefighting procedures, buoy deployment and river safety. 

Coast Guard officials say they want to give teens another option after high school.  "A lot of people aren't aware that the Coast Guard has been on the Ohio River since 1881 and we do all types of missions, search and rescue, law enforcement, navigation, maintaining the channel so a lot of the youth weren't even really aware that the Coast Guard is here," said Commander Andrew Tucci with the U.S. Coast Guard.

The teens will also tour other Louisville businesses and colleges.

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