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Monday, August 6, 2012

Boating Safety News

Life jackets now required on paddle boards

SEATTLE - On hot days, hundreds of people take to the water, many of them on paddle boards. But many people are ignoring a critical safety rule. Business is booming at Northwest Outdoor Center Inc. on West Lake Union. One of the most popular items - paddle boards. "We started with four in 2008, this year we have 25 ready to rent," said owner Herbie Meyer. But if you rent with NOC you can expect to be handed a life jacket as well. "It's always been our rule, everyone who rents from us has to have a life jacket," said Meyer. And it's now required by the United States Coast Guard...........................................

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