Flotilla 8-8 partners with Clear Lake State Park

Instructing the proper fitting of life jackets are (center) Flotilla Commander Kevin Kealey; right, Jacob Jensen, lifeguard/ranger trainee; and Commodore Rich Thomas, left. Photo courtesy of Flotilla 8-8.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-8 of Lake County has partnered with the Clear Lake State Park to provide a limited number of child and youth life jackets at the Park’s swimming beach.

This loaner program will be on a daily basis and the life jackets returned each day.

The park’s ranger lifeguard will fit the child and advise the parent of the importance of it fitting properly.

With this new program, the Flotilla and the rangers’ concern is to help keep youngsters safe while in and around the water and urge everyone to wear their life jackets.