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'Kids Don't Float' Program Launches Two Months Early

  

The dry, unseasonably warm weather has a lot of people in the Sacramento area headed to rivers and lakes early this year.

The American River Parkway Foundation is rolling out its "Kids Don't Float" program Tuesday -- a full two months early. Under the program, people can borrow life jackets and then return them when they're finished swimming.

Life vest stations at area parks including Discovery Park, Ancil Hoffman Park, and River Bend Park will be supplied until Labor Day.

The Foundation will spend about $10,000 to buy new vests.

It's illegal for a child under 13 to enter a local waterway without a life vest. 

-Capital Public Radio Staff