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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Safety first! Life Jacket Sales at Evans Pool on Saturday, June 15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/6/2013  8:00:00 AM
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Safety first! Life Jacket Sales at Evans Pool on Saturday, June 15

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold sales of low cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels fewer than 19 feet long. There must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and for teens to adult  size XXXL, is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final -sorry, Parks cannot offer refunds or returns.

Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchasers choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

Parks will hold additional life jacket sales from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21

Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a stylish, Coast Guard approved life jacket! For more information, please email Diane Jones, diane.jones@seattle.gov.

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