Florida is the countries number one boating destination. With that being said, it is important to take adequate and necessary safety precautions before taking to the waterways. According to the U.S. Coast Guard “There is no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water!”. Life jackets come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Many are thin and flexible and some are cumbersome and bulky. Some are even built right into fishing vests or hunting coats.
Life Jacket Facts:
A life jacket could save your life. More than two-thirds of all boating related fatalities are drowning related and 9 out of 10 drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. The coast guard recommends and requires life jackets for the following water going activities:
To learn more about life jacket safety visit the U.S. Coast Guards Website by clicking here.