This summer we have been posting about the importance of life jackets and water safety.  Already this year, there have been multiple drownings and water rescues in the Washington news. Many teens and parents don’t think water accidents will happen, but unfortunately, they can happen to even the strongest of swimmers. The good news is drownings can be prevented with proper use of life jackets and paying attention to water safety.

Kevin Sayson is a Washington resident whose brother died after falling off a paddleboard in Lake WA last summer. He and his family grew up on the water, with jet skiing and swimming as regular past-times and his brother was actually the person who taught Kevin how to swim. Kevin spent some time telling his brother’s story for the blog. He is honoring the 1 year anniversary of his brother’s drowning August 6th with a safety event about the importance of personal life jacket use.