Personal Flotation Devices
90% of boaters who drowned were not wearing a PFD or lifejacket at the time of the incident (Canadian Red Cross Drowning Report).
Did you know that most people who drown never intended to be in the water? Many of them were simply enjoying boating activities or playing near the water. Since they didn’t intend to enter the water, they weren’t wearing a lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD).
Approved lifejackets or PFDs are a critical part of water safety. There must be an appropriate flotation device for every person on board the vessel. Most on-water enforcement agencies have a zero tolerance policy towards disobeying this regulation.
Stay safe and wear your lifejacket at all times.
Attach a sound signalling device or whistle to you PFD.