Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-15 15:05:18 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — The National Park Service (NPS) reminds Lake Mead visitors of the importance of wearing life jackets.
According to a news release, “Father’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and five fathers have been drowned in the last six years.” “In all these cases, none of the victims wore life jackets.”
The NPS is calling on people to be heroes on Father’s Day by keeping themselves, friends and family safe at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. To do this, everyone is underwater life jacket Try to wear a pool toy and float it at home to avoid mixing swimming and alcohol. “
- Life jackets are required on all vessels and are highly recommended even when entering the water from the shore.
- Pool toys and floats are not a substitute for life jackets and can cause drowning. The wind picks up quickly without warning and blows these toys into the deep sea where people can drown in an attempt to get them back.
- Do not mix alcohol with swimming. Alcohol consumption slows your reaction time, impairs athletic performance, and impairs judgment and reasoning. Keep your family safe by swimming soberly.