The National Weather Service and the National safe boating Council
will partner for the National safe boating week may 18-24. The week
will highlight relevant weather and safety-specific public service
announcements for the recreational boating public. Today's topic
focuses on the use of life jackets.
Before you and your family get out on the water this year... grab a
LIFR jacket and "wear it!" Nearly 85 percent of those who drown
while boating were not wearing a life jacket. Wearing a life jacket
is one of the most effective and simple life-saving strategies for
safe recreational boating. Boaters are required to have a United
States Coast Guard approved life jacket on board for every passenger
on their vessel.
This message was brought to you by the National safe boating Council
and the National Weather Service... reminding you that safe boating
week is may 18th through may 24th.