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Life Jacket Loaner Stands Save Lives and Days On The Water | Sea Tow Foundation
Nothing can be more frustrating than getting to the boat launch/ramp and realizing that you left the life jackets at home. . Forgetting your Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) means a morning can be ruined, the bite could be missed, or if you take a chance and go out without them, a life could be lost. . Boaters along Florida's Gulf Coast who forget their life jackets can now rest assured. A valuable service that provides life jackets free of charge is still available and getting better. . Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River Sail & Power Squadron have partnered to manage 11 life jacket loaner stands located in Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, and Placida, ensuring that the PFDs are maintained, clean and ready to use when needed. . "The partnership will not only increase maintenance of these life jacket loaner stands, but help to promote this valuable service to the public so more people can stay safe on the water," said District 22's District Lieutenant Commander Harold