Thompson Headwaters services committee is in the process of setting up a Kids Don’ Float kiosk at Lake Eleanor beach, according to Willow MacDonald, Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Area B (Thompson Headwaters).
The kiosk would have personal floatation devices (PFD) available at no charge for youngsters to use.
As there is no longer a lifeguard stationed at the beach during the summer, MacDonald brought forward the Kids Don’t Float idea to TNRD staff as a way to increase safety.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) has established 37 of the kiosks in B.C. since 2002.