Be safe in, on and around the water and avoid becoming another drowning statistic by following some basic prevention steps - such as not drinking and boating, wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) or lifejacket, swimming in supervised areas and knowing the dangers of cold water and hypothermia. Learning to swim and learning rescue skills can help save your life or the life of someone else.
The majority of drownings are predictable and preventable, which makes them all the more tragic. By taking simple safety precautions, most people who take to the water can ensure their day out doesn’t end in mishap or injury.
Information on water and boating safety is available from these organizations: