Use common sense to prevent drowning

April 23, 2013

As the weather warms up and people head to water to cool off, the King County Sheriff’s Office warns against common mistakes that may result in drowning.

The easiest way to prevent a drowning is to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket, according to a press release from the King County Sheriff’s Office. Make sure the life jacket is appropriate for the wearer’s size and weight, and that none of the straps are broken, torn or rotting.

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