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Kids need lifejackets

A well-fitting lifejacket can save a life

Kids need lifejackets - ones sized just for them!

Life jackets must be properly-sized, U.S. Coast Guard approved and in good condition. That means kids need smaller lifejackets and often can't use those for adults. 

In Wyoming, children 12 years old and under are required to wear a life jacket while the boat is underway unless they are inside an enclosed cabin. Anyone being towed by a boat or riding on a personal watercraft  —  like a jet ski —  is required to wear a life jacket as well.

Learn how to find a well-fitting lifejacket:

Life Jacket Fit PSA :20 from National Safe Boating Council on Vimeo.


Need more information? Read the Wyoming Watercraft Regulations for full safety requirements.

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