As one of the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
Wear your life jacket. Since October 2016, Kansas City District lakes have experienced six drownings and one additional water-related fatality due to a fall overboard; 72% of which were between the ages of 14-43. Though none wore a life jacket, the majority of these tragedies may have been prevented by simply wearing a life jacket. Please do your friends and loved ones a favor – wear your lifejacket.