THIS KIND OF HEAT ALWAYS HAS PEOPLE FLOCKING TO THE
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH TIPS
TO KEEP YOU SAFE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
EARLIER THIS WEEK A FAMILIES RAFT CAPSIZED IN THE
ALL SWAM TO SHORE SAFELY.
AND OFFICIALS GIVE CREDIT TO THEIR LIFE JACKETS.
IT'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO AVOID THE RISK OF DROWNING.
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Folks need to have life vests if they are on the water
ways in Spokane County in a vessel.
ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 ARE REQUIRED BY LAW
TO WEAR A LIFE JACKET AT ALL TIMES.
AND EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR ONE IN THE SPOKANE
THOUGH WATER CURRENTS ARE SLOWING DOWN.
BEN KING FROM ROW ADVENTURE CENTER SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT
FOR YOU TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE WATER.
The river is a dynamic thing and it does change a
lot so we always check our water levels every day
before we go out.
KING SAYS A SIMPLE RAINSTORM UP STREAM CAN SPIKE WATER
AND ON THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT.
THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY OF THE WATER BEING TOO SHALLOW.
sometimes when it gets pretty low you're just running
into too many rocks and it can really spoil the experience
on the river.
AND JUST LIKE OFFICIALS.
KING SAYS SAFETY FIRST.
ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET THAT FITS.
IF YOU PULL UP ON IT AND IT GOES PAST YOUR EARS.
IT'S TOO BIG!
HE SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT LIMITING THE RISKS.
TO ENJOY THE RIVER.
It's something that you shouldn't necessarily be afraid
of it's just something you want to be knowledgeable
OFFICIALS ARE ALSO WANTING PEOPLE TO BE CAUTIOUS AND
COURTEOUS WHEN ON THE WATER, TO AVOID TRAGEDIES.
PATROLS WILL BE ON THE WATER ALL WEEKEND.
AND SIMPLE HORSEPLAY LIKE GETTING WITHIN 100 FEET
OF ANOTHER JET SKI.
COULD LAND YOU IN JAIL.
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We want to make sure it is a safe, fun 4th of July
weekend where we don't have to deal with any injuries
or dealing with anybody getting hurt.
Until September 30th Big 5 Sporting Goods is offering
a 25 percent off life jacket coupon, and you can find
the link to that printable coupon on our website at
KXLY.com just click on News Links.
Reporting in Spokane Caiti Currey KXLY 4 News.