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Coeur d'Alene life jacket program saving lives

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

The Idaho Parks and Recreation Department is working to help save live with their life jacket loaner stations.  They say they started their program in 2010 in North Idaho, and now it's spread statewide.

They have all sizes, and the stands include instructions on how to put the life jackets on. According to Idaho State Parks and Recreation, there are almost 90 of these stands around Idaho--including quite a few in Kootenai County.

Bryce Suhay was out on the lake with his friends for the Fourth of July and said he had used the stands before.

"Yeah, it's a great way to stay safe," Suhay said, adding that they planned to use a designated driver and use the life jacket they brought with them.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says if you have any unused life jackets, you can donate them to the cause.

To see a map of where these stations are, go to: https://idaho.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dcd7509afbfa49fa9795675d2fdf55dc

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