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Why it’s important to wear a lifejacket 

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2023 | Boat Accidents

Camdenton and the surrounding area provide an excellent location for boating. Every year, thousands of people partake in boating for fishing, relaxation and even work purposes. Usually, most boating trips go without issue, but this isn’t always the case. Every year, numerous boating accidents occur, with many proving to be fatal. 

That’s why it’s important to consider safety equipment before setting off, and a life jacket is arguably the most crucial part of this equipment. Why is it so important to wear a life jacket

They’re proven to prevent fatalities

When it comes to boating accidents, the numbers don’t lie. Approximately 84% of people who drown in boating accidents do not wear life jackets. 

They are multifunctional 

Of course, the primary purpose of a life jacket is to keep you afloat and prevent you from drowning if you fall overboard. That being said, life jackets serve numerous functions. For example, they provide a source of warmth, which is vital if you are out on a cold day. Additionally, they ensure that you remain visible. Usually, life jackets are colored in bright oranges and yellows so that you can be seen easily at all times. 

They provide essential backup 

You may be a very strong swimmer, but the shock of falling overboard and hitting the cold water can negate this. A life jacket provides an essential backup so that you can gather your senses.

Sadly, a life jacket cannot prevent all accidents or injuries. If you have been injured in a boating accident that was caused by negligence, make sure you look into your legal options