Wisconsin DNR Encouraging Boaters To Wear Life Jackets

(Wisconsin) Life jackets can be a matter of life or death on Wisconsin waters. It is peak boating season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device could save lives. Sixteen people have died in boating incidents so far this year in Wisconsin. The leading cause of death is drowning. Most who drown know how to swim, but are injured or unconscious, exhausted, or weighed down by wet clothing.

 

Courtesy of WRN