Friday, April 24, 2015

The NYS Lifejacket Rule Is Still In Effect - Please wear them

5/1/15 Update: So it seems maybe the normal Spring boating accident wasn't a normal Spring boating accident. The woman who was fished out of the Hudson has now been charged with murder.Most complete writeup I've seen so far here.  

Quick safety request here -

The New York State off-season lifejacket rule -- the one that says anyone who's out in any recreational vessel of 20 feet or less must be wearing a lifejacket between November 1 and May 1 -- is still in effect.

We've got another nice weekend coming up here, if not quite as balmy as last weekend, but the water's still quite cold. Immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit) is still a very good idea if you are going boating, but at the very least, please wear your lifejacket.

Because stuff like this doesn't need to happen.

1 comment:

clairesgarden said...

oh dear, hope that kayaker turned up alive, such a simple thing to pull a jacket on, its like riding hats though.. and sometimes they get left off too... unintentionally because I like mine!