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The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Partners with Several Local Agencies in Effort to Shore Up Residents’ Drowning Prevention Efforts

Posted 6/25/2013 9:32 AM by MDGREGORY

As recent news reports make clear, swimming and floating in open waters, es...pecially on the Spokane River at higher stream flows, can be hazardous, especially for inexperienced swimmers who don’t use life jackets.
The Inland Northwest Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes several local rescue organizations and other vested agencies, are joining efforts this month with a common safety message—preventing future drownings is as simple as residents putting on their life jackets. It is a precaution that is as easy as buckling a seat belt while in a vehicle.

Central to this campaign is a new 45-second PSA emphasizing drowning prevention messages locally. To view the PSA now, click http://www.youtube.c...J5joSjBzo.

More drowning prevention information and a complete list of coalition members can be found at http://www.srhd.org/topics/drowning.asp.