BAYSAR Search and Rescue, the North Bay Police service and the OPP held a joint event yesterday to bring awareness about wearing a life jacket/personal flotation device when out on the water this weekend.
The law states that for every person on boat, there must be the same number of PFD’s as well.
OPP Constable Marvin Miller doesn’t understand why people still go out without PFD’s when the cost of one is less than what you could potentially pay in a fine if you were flagged down on the water.
BAYSAR President Stan French believes personal flotation devices should be worn at all times because you never know when an emergency will present itself and you’ll be in the water.
BAYSAR would like to see wearing PFD’s on a boat become as common as wearing a seat belt in a car.