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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks to hold life jacket sale at Evans Pool on Saturday, August 18, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/13/2012  7:43:00 AM
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Seattle Parks to hold life jacket sale at Evans Pool on Saturday, August 18, 2012

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold a sale of low cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 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 shorter than 19 feet, and 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. For adult sizes XS to XXL the cost is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high quality vests in fashion colors. 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 people choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

The last life jacket sale of the season will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.

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

For more information, please email Diane Jones, diane.jones@seattle.gov.

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