Nanny state: WA county bans swimming without life vests

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

Fido-floats The King County (Seattle, WA) Council, voted 5-4 Monday to require those swimming, floating or boating on rivers to wear a personal flotation device or face an $86 fine. An amendment exempts wading anglers. “This Council sometimes thinks it’s everybody’s mom,” said Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, who voted no. Seattle PI. Hat tip to Underwater Times.

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