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With Warmer Temperatures Comes Safety Concerns
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office media line: 425-249-6263
With warmer temperatures
forecast for the week, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has compiled the
following list of reminders, tips and resources to help our communities stay
should never be left unattended in a vehicle.
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.
on your elderly and ill neighbors.
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
but Deadly: Water Safety and Awareness)
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)
2014, all persons operating power boats who are under the age of 60 are
required to have a Washington State Mandatory Boater
More water and warm weather
safety resources can be found here: