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Christmas is almost here and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to offer a gift idea that could save the life of someone you love.  If your loved one likes to spend time on or around the water, a life jacket is the perfect gift.

The majority of drownings can be directly tied to not wearing a life jacket.  If your loved one will not wear a life jacket because it is too hot and bulky consider one of the new inflatable life jackets.  Inflatable life jackets offer a comfortable alternative to the familiar traditional life jackets.  Prices for the new, comfortable, inflatable life jackets range in price from $50 to $135.

Most people don’t expect to fall overboard or have their boat capsize but it happens way too often.  No matter how good a swimmer someone is, if they exceed their abilities and they are not wearing a life jacket their chances of drowning are greatly increased. 

 
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