Coast Guard, Washington State Parks Boating Program encourage cold-water safety

Coast Guard, Washington State Parks Boating Program encourage cold-water safety
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and Washington State Parks’ Boating Program encourage recreational boaters and paddlers to know the risks of accidental cold-water immersion. While air temperatures may be rising, water temperatures in Washington state waterways remain cold. Always wear a life jacket while out on the water. “Boaters who experience accidental cold-water immersion are threatened by...

Coast Guard, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Newberg is hoisted out of the water during a search-and-rescue demonstration on the Seattle waterfront. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard will partner with personnel from Washington State Parks and Washington State Ferries, inviting the Seattle public to help break the National...