PFDs A Must, Even When Close To Shore

Here's why

OPP with a reminder to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) when playing in lakes and bays – young children in particular – noting how quickly conditions can change.

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Officers say 4-year-old and a 6-year-old were swept out into Georgian Bay last weekend by a strong offshore wind. They had been playing on inflatable toys close to shore.

Neither was wearing a PFD.

The OPP Marine Unit brought them safely back to shore.

banner image – Mike Raybourne via Flickr