Cold Water Safety Tips

May 8-With the reopening of the fishing season, the easing of stay-at-home orders across the Pacific Northwest, and the upcoming warm weekend boaters and paddlers need to be mindful of cold-water safety and the importance of wearing a life jacket.

It may be over 75 degrees this weekend, but the water is COLD! Many drowning victims die within the first few minutes of unexpectedly falling into cold water. A life jacket will keep you afloat and some will keep your head out of water until you can be rescued. Protect yourself— wear a life jacket!

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