New life jacket loaner station unveiling at Lake Georgetown August 29

Published Aug. 27, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Georgetown along with participating partners Colin’s Hope and Safe Kids will unveil a new Life Jacket Loaner Station at Russell Park Swim Beach, at 2101 County Road 262, Georgetown, Texas Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Life jackets are free and will be available in a variety of sizes – infant, child and adult on a first-come-first served basis. Life jacket users should follow fitting instructions in order to select the right size and return the equipment when done.

At the unveiling, Corps members and partners will discuss the importance of focusing on water safety during the Labor Day weekend. The Holiday weekend is usually the last big outing of the summer for most.  Many visitors head to area lakes to recreate on the water one last time before school and fall activities fill the schedule. 

The greater Austin, Texas area has experienced several water related tragedies this summer. The Corps of Engineers, Colin’s Hope, and Safe Kids want to remind everyone to be safe this weekend.  Boaters must ensure they have the required safety equipment before getting on the lake – this includes the proper amount (and size) of life jackets on board. Parents and guardians must remember to actively participate in water activities with their children.  Always keep children within arm’s reach and don’t rely on pool toys or noodles as life saving equipment – Wear a Life Jacket.  Cliff jumping is very dangerous and is prohibited at Corps lakes. Plan ahead, have fun, and expect the unexpected.


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:
Ed Rivera

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