The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Havasu City Police Department in conjunction with the Arizona Game and Fish Department participated in a life jacket exchange program on Saturday, May 20th, at the London Bridge Beach in Lake Havasu City. During the event, approximately 250 non-serviceable, worn, or torn life jackets were exchanged for brand new comparable life jackets at no cost to those exchanging them.
The new life jackets were provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and were purchased with grant funds.
Shortly after the life jacket exchange event, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office sponsored a photo shoot to take part in the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” national campaign to set a world record for the most life jackets worn on one day.
There were over 40 participants that included Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety, volunteers with the MCSO Boating Safety Officer Program, Officers from the Lake Havasu City Police Department, members of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with several beach goers and boaters.
This campaign is part of the National Safe Boating Council Safe Boating Week promoting boating safety, along with promoting the wearing of life jackets.
Life jackets are an invaluable piece of equipment that should be worn by those who are on a boat or waterway. Life Jackets Save Lives!