LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - This Friday the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will participate in Safe Boating Council's "Wear your Life Jacket to Work Day" to promote the importance of wearing a life jacket any time you are on or near the water.
"Many Corps employees will be wearing life jackets this Friday to demonstrate how easy it is to wear," said Little Rock District Commander Col. Glen Masset.
"The tragic drowning last week on the Arkansas River just drives home the importance of not just having your life jacket in your boat, as the law requires, but actually wearing it," Masset said.
Corps statistics show that 89 percent of the people who drown were not wearing a life jacket.
"We believe that number could be significantly reduced if everyone wore one each time they were on or near the water," Masset said.
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