The Canada Safety Council is reminding water sport enthusiasts to be safe this summer. Communications Coordinator Lynn Lau says they are encouraging people to wear lifejackets. She explains drowning is one of the more preventable sources of injury and death and they do know that Canadians aren’t really wearing their lifejackets. She says a lot of people do get involved in boating but there isn’t a lot of awareness on how important it is to wear your lifejacket.
In Manitoba between 2007 and 11 there were 28 boating related deaths and only 2 of those 28 were wearing lifejackets.