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May 19, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Low cost life jackets for sale now through the summer by Seattle Parks and Recreation

Looking for an affordable life jacket(s) that could one day be a life saver?

The Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold sales of low cost life jackets one Saturday a month from now through September at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. North in Seattle.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children ages 1 – 14. Wearing a life jacket saves lives, and Washington State law requires children ages 12 and under to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels fewer than 19 feet long.

In addition, there must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12 years.

The cost for life jackets, sizes infant to youth large, is $20, and for teens to adult size XXL, is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high-quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final. No refunds and no returns.

Purchasers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchaser choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

Sale dates are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.

This program is in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Fisheries Supply, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary for their support of this event. Details: 206-684-7440.

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