May 19, 2017 4:15 a.m.
The YMCA of Douglas County will have a Water Safety Day on Saturday.
Gary Williams, Branch Director of the local YMCA, says the event will be held in Stewart Park from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 150 lifejackets all fitted by certified lifeguards will be given away and there will be games where those attending can win water related prizes. Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will have their marine patrol boat on display. Deputies will talk about being safe on the river as well as teaching people how to use a rescue bag and ring.
The event will also include free face painting and a water watcher course to show people how to protect their children and others.
Saturday will be the 4th annual Water Safety Day at Stewart Park in Roseburg.