OHIO – The Sea Tow Foundation is setting up a free to use and return lifejacket station at Deer Creek.
The Sea Tow Foundation a non-profit foundation aimed at promoting safe boating practices that directly reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating.
The non-profit was established in 2007 by Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer. who was aimed at safe boating practices. He passed away in 2015 but his legacy continues as the foundation continues to grow nationwide.
Recently Deer Creek area was retrofitted with this loner system set up and waiting for summer fun. This added to the more than 310 locations across the country.
“Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stands have loaned over 35,000 life jackets to recreational boaters at no cost since 2008,” said Michael Wesolowski, executive director of Sea Tow Foundation. “Each of our Life Jacket Loaner Stands is stocked with life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult extra-large so everyone can be safe on the water at no additional cost.” A map showing all of the loaner stand locations, including the locations for these 31 new stands, is also available at www.boatingsafety.com.
Us Army Corps of Engineers who operate the Deer Creek Dam say, “The US Army Corps of Engineers wants you to be safe on the water. Look for loaner lifejacket stations at Deer Creek Lake if you don’t have one of your own. #WearIt!”