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South Dakota is loaning out life jackets!

Before venturing out on the water this summer always make sure you have a life jacket.  No matter your level of water expertise.  Life jackets save lives!  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks realize the importance of personal flotation devices and have garnered a plan to loan out life jackets.  This is a great opportunity for folks that want to spend time on the water.  It is always better to be proactive than reactive.  Not only could a life jacket save your life on the water it could keep your from a ticket!  Utilize this opportunity provided by South Dakota and keep yourself safe on the water.  Keep reading for more information on this great safety program!

“The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind anglers and boaters that the life jacket loaner program makes life jackets available for infants to adults.”

“All life jackets are in clean working order and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. These life jackets are free and can be loaned out for up to two weeks at a time. The program is designed to educate the public about life jacket wear and safety and provides a way to get life jackets to those who need them. Life jackets are required by state law for every person aboard a watercraft.”

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