Date: March 22, 2018

Partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low minus 6.


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Lifejackets Are the Solution - Fact Sheet

The Facts

  • Over 90% of people who drowned in recreational boating incidents were not wearing a lifejacket
  • Most people who drown never intended to be in the water
  • Many boaters who drown considered themselves good swimmers
  • Most drowning happens unexpectedly when small boats capsize or someone falls overboard - leaving your lifejacket behind in the boat or even worse tucked under the bow

Lambton County

  • Between 2000 and 2009, there were 10 deaths among Lambton residents due to unintentional drowning 
  • 50% of drowning deaths in Lambton County were among males 45 years and older 
  • 40% of drowning deaths in Lambton County were related to water transport incidents

Stories - Why choose to wear a lifejacket

Learn about the Rules and Equipment needed for your favourite water pleasure craft.
Video - Cold water boating
How to Choose a Lifejacket