The Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council wants to install life jacket loaner stations across the Lake area, and the council recently announced that the first phase of its plan is fully funded, thanks to a generous donation from the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association that will fund three stations.
“This completes funding for phase one of our life jacket loaner station initiative. We can now move forward with construction and installation of the stations. We thank the Marine Dealers Association for their extremely important support to enhance water safety," said Bob May, co-chair of the Water Safety Council.
The life jacket loaner stations will be located in select areas with heavy boating or swimming activity. If people do not have life jackets available, they can borrow one from the station. The stations will be stocked with life jackets for children and adults. They will have signage describing the proper fitting and use of life jackets. The Water Safety Council is planning for the installation the six stations of phase one in the spring.