Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
546 AM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...USE OF LIFE JACKETS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

BEFORE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET OUT ON THE WATER THIS YEAR, GRAB
A LIFE JACKET AND WEAR IT! NEARLY 85 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO DROWN
WHILE BOATING WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET.

WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE
LIFE-SAVING STRATEGIES FOR SAFE RECREATIONAL BOATING. BOATERS ARE
REQUIRED TO HAVE A U.S. COAST GUARD-APPROVED LIFE JACKET ON BOARD
FOR EVERY PASSENGER ON THEIR VESSEL.

TODAY`S LIFE JACKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SHAPES,
COLORS, AND SIZES. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND
PERFECT FOR ANY BOATING ACTIVITY.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THIS: REMEMBER TO GRAB A LIFE JACKET
AND WEAR IT!

TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
ONLINE AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

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