Life Jackets Should Be Worn Even on Short Trips

Whether you're hopping in a canoe for a short paddle around a quiet lake, or jetting off on a motor boat for the day, remember that life jackets save lives. After boating accidents, 90% of people who drown were not wearing life jackets, according to the CDC. In 2009, there were 736 deaths and more than 3,300 injuries in boating accidents.

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