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89 per cent of boaters who drown aren’t wearing a life jacket

Publication Date

Friday, July 10, 2015 (All day)

Less than half of the people who wear a PFD wear it properly

  • There are five Criminal Code violation related to boating
  • One third of all water related deaths occur while boating
  • Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all Ontario boating deaths.

What to do:

  • Don’t drink and boat
  • Always wear the correct type of PFD and wear it properly
  • Ensure your vessel has the appropriate “marine safety equipment”.

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