Summer in Snohomish County means swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and more. Sadly, however, every summer the Sheriff's Office responds to calls where someone in the water is in distress.  Here's a few tips to keep you and your family safe in and on the water:

  • Wear a life jacket.
  • Know your limits. Don't attempt to swim or boat in conditions beyond your skill level.
  • Expect the unexpected. Changes in weather or currents, sudden drop-offs, hidden debris, and slippery rocks and logs can catch even the most skilled swimmer off guard. 
  • Never boat or swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Keep kids within arm's reach.
Stay safe while enjoying the beautiful lakes, rivers and shorelines of Snohomish County.

-Sheriff Ty Trenary

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