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With Warmer Temperatures Comes Safety Concerns

May 2, 2014 by

logo_snohomish_county(SNOHOMISH COUNTY) – With warmer temperatures forecasted for the week, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has compiled the following list of reminders, tips and resources to help our communities stay safe:

  • Children should never be left unattended in a vehicle;
  • When children are playing in and around water, they should always be accompanied by an adult, even if they know how to swim or are wearing a life jacket.
  • Check on your elderly and ill neighbors;
  • Enjoy our county water areas safely:  Lake and coastal water temperatures range from 55º F to 60º F. Because the human body can cool down 25 times faster in cold water than air, hypothermia is a real danger in our Snohomish County waters. A healthy adult can become exhausted and even unconscious in just 30 minutes in 55º F water. (see more at: Beautiful but Deadly: Water Safety and Awareness);
  • Secure your vehicle at parks and trail heads: The arrival of warmer spring weather heralds an increase of car prowls and thefts from vehicles parked at trailheads and parks. (see more at:  Spring Weather = Increase in Car Prowling);
  • Starting 2014, all persons operating power boats who are under the age of 60 are required to have a Washington State Mandatory Boater Education card;

More water and warm weather safety resources can be found here:

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