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Life Jackets Encouraged for Holiday Weekend Boaters

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With warm weather in the forecast and an extended weekend on many people’s calendars, it’s expected to be a busy time for boating this Memorial Day weekend at many of Iowa’s lakes, including Lake Red Rock. One thing being strongly emphasized by park rangers is the proper usage of life jackets. In 2008 there were 709 recreational boating fatalities, and of those deaths, 89 percent of victims were not wearing a life jacket.