Cass County Sheriff’s Office to loan free life jackets
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to help keep children safe while on the water by participating in the BoatU.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids.
This program, made possible by the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, allows boaters to borrow a child’s life jacket for the day or the weekend, at no charge.
If a boating family discovers they don’t have enough properly-fitting children’s life jackets on board, they can simply visit the sheriff’s office and sign out an infant, child or youth jacket for the day or the weekend. When they’ve finished boating, they can return the jackets to the same location.
The sheriff’s office was awarded a kit of 12 life jackets, which will allow hundreds of children to stay safer on the water.
For more information contact Chief Deputy Erick Hoglund at (218) 547-1424.
There are more than 300 BoatU.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites located all over the country. To learn more about the national effort to put children in life jackets, go to http://www.boatus.com/foundation.