This is what happens when you don’t put on a life-jacket!
Two men in their 20s died Saturday just 100 metres from shore in Bob’s Lake in South Frontenac. The canoe they were in capsized, dumping them into the water. A 3-year-old boy was also on board, but survived only because he was wearing a life-jacket. The two men had gone without one, according to the OPP who responded to the incident.
In Canada, the law only requires that you have enough PFDs (personal flotation devices) on board a vessel for each passenger.
Should the laws be tweaked to make WEARING life-jackets mandatory? Doesn’t that make sense? And why do you refuse to put on the jacket that could very well save your life?