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Firebusters: Swim with a buddy and wear a life jacket, experts say

Life jackets should always be worn when playing near rivers, lakes and streams, and should be snug but not too tight or too loose.

Posted: May 31, 2018 6:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The best ways to keep yourself safe while swimming, in a backyard pool or a lake, is to never swim alone and wear a life jacket, experts say.

Life jackets should always be worn when playing near rivers, lakes and streams, and should be snug but not too tight or too loose.

Experts say that if someone is in trouble in the water, call 911 and don’t jump in after them.

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