Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.). This is the last sale of the season.
The cost for life jackets, sizes infant to youth-large, is $20. Teens to adult size XXXL is $30. All sales are final; Seattle Parks cannot offer refunds or returns.
Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on-site to help people choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.
Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 to 14. Washington state law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet, and there must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.