Water Safety NIght
Keith Kollar, a lock maintenance mechanic for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, talks to a boy about how a lock works on the river to support navigation during Water Safety Night at a booth hosted by the district outside PNC Park in Pittsburgh, June 2, 2023. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District co-hosted the event to promote safe practices on the water just in time for summer recreation. The best way to recreate safely on the water is by knowing the water conditions before heading out, taking a water safety course, and wearing a life jacket. Accidents happen quickly while on the water and may not allow recreators enough time to reach for a stowed life jacket in a critical moment. Approximately 90 percent of people who have drowned while boating were not wearing a life jacket. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Photos by Michel Sauret)

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