As the fina long weekend of the summer approaches, the BC Coroners Service is urging residents and visitors to stay safe when boating.
The need for all persons in small vessels to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device (PFD) is highlighted by two cases reported to the BC Coroners Service this week.
Both persons were in small boats. In one case, the person fell overboard. In the other, the boat capsized. Neither person was wearing a PFD. Neither survived.