Reporting For Duty

Lifeguards On Duty all Summer at Angle Lake 
While the nation is still faced with a shortage of open water lifeguards, the City of SeaTac Parks Department has been successful in staffing a full team of lifeguards. These guards will be on duty seven days a week from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This includes four guards Monday through Friday and five guards scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. More guards are available for when the weather is especially hot. 

Lifeguards Make Three Saves at Angle Lake 
So far even though the weather has not always been ideal this summer, Angle Lake still has had lots of visitors, and the City lifeguards have had to make several saves already. 
In early-July, Lifeguard Erik Herrera responded to a couple that was out in the lake and had become separated from their floatation device. Erik went out on the paddleboard and brought them back to shore securely. 

On July 22nd, a teenager was in the deep end of the swim area and started to struggle. Beach Manager Brandi Jewett dove in and pulled him to back to the shallow part of the lake. 

And recently, Lifeguard Nick Ainsworth heard a cry for help north of the swim area. He looked and saw a teenage girl struggling to tread water. Nick dove in and brought the young girl back to shore safely. 

Thank you to the entire team of City lifeguards! We value you and the important role you play in keeping Angle Lake safe!

Washington State Paddle Board Laws
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has officially classified stand up paddleboards (SUP) as a vessel.
State law requires all vessels, including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, to have at least one properly fitted Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. And all children, age 12 and younger, are always required to wear life jackets.

Please know that motor and large sail vessels have the right of way over paddleboards and kayaks. It is your responsibility to know the rules of the water, so be safe.

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