With high temperatures predicted across Western Washington this summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to remind the public about water safety precautions. During the last four years, there were only five days in the month of June when temperatures reached more than 80 degrees. In 2015, June saw at least 15 days with 80+-degree heat.
Lifeguarded beaches opened in Seattle on Saturday, June 20. Since then lifeguards have performed 16 water rescues. By this same time last summer, only three water rescues were necessary. [Read more…]