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SportsGoing paddling? Wear a PFD!

Going paddling? Wear a PFD!

Readers may know that I’m a keen kayaker.
I look forward to getting back on the Mississippi soon.

But the water is still very cold. I just saw this sad news on CBC, about two people who have apparently drowned while paddling in Eastern Ontario:

I can’t stress enough how important it is to always wear a PFD (personal flotation device) when out in a boat of any kind. Especially canoes and kayaks.

If you fall in the water at its current cold temperatures, you will likely succumb to hypothermia very quickly. Without a PFD, you may very well drown. With one, you will likely stay conscious long enough to be rescued.

Take this seriously, please.




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