WEARING A LIFE VEST IS THE SIMPLEST LIFE-SAVING STRATEGY FOR BOATING PASSENGERS
of boating deaths are due to drowning
of victims were NOT wearing a life jacket
of drowning victims were thought to be good swimmers
of boating deaths occurred on vessels where the operator has no boating safety instruction
DID YOU KNOW?
Most boating accidents occur suddenly and without warning.
It is challenging, if not impossible, to put on a life jacket properly once
you are in the water.
Everyone on board boats under 6 meters (20 feet) should wear a life vest.
VVMRA recommends that non-swimmers and children wear life jackets at all times while on board a boat.
If life vests are not worn, they should be stored to be immediately available in case of an emergency.
Life jackets only work when properly fitted. Download a copy of the Life Vest Infographic below and scroll down the page for more information.