Never Without My Lifejacket [Video]


For many Canadians, the summer season means enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing, powerboating or canoeing. But each year, tragic and avoidable boating-related fatalities occur across Canada. A study of the long-term trends indicates that the use of proper safety equipment such as a lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) would greatly reduce this number.

Every year, 166 Canadians drown while boating. Of these, 88 per cent are not wearing a lifejacket or do not have it properly secured.

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