Paddle safe - wear a lifejacket - video transcript
Narrator: One of your most important pieces of equipment
is your life-jacket. It needs to be correctly
fitted so it doesn’t float up over your
head should you capsize.
A correctly fitted
lifejacket supports your body upright and
allows you to recover or wait for rescue.
Wear your lifejacket. Don’t leave it in
the boat like this paddler has, because accidents
can and do happen. If you capsize, your lifejacket
is no use to you if it is in the boat. Without a lifejacket you can waste a lot of energy
to stay afloat, and this can quickly become
Compare a paddler wearing a lifejacket in
a similar situation.
A lifejacket helps prevent you panicking so
you can regain your composure
and recover more easily.
End of transcript.