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 life-threatening. 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.

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