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Life Jacket Loaners Program Returning To Yakima

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YAKIMA--The Life Jacket Loaners program will be back this summer.

Safe Kids Yakima County teams up with the Yakima Fire Department to provide free life jackets.

But, the jackets aren't available yet, and that's because organizers of the program don't want to encourage anyone to go out on the water right now.

"There are a lot of drownings that happen locally with kids and adults just being in the water," Brianne Baron, Safe Kids Yakima County, said.  "That can be prevented easily if they are just wearing a lifejacket."

Baron said the free life jackets will be available at YFD stations once water levels go down a bit more.