Every year thousands of people die from drowning. People like you and me, people who are strong swimmers. A personal floatation device or PFD can and will save your life. Most people will shrug and say I can swim and tread water, but what happens if you get pulled under by undertow. Undertow is a current in bodies of water that travels under the surface, people have been pulled miles from strong undertow currents. A life preserver or life jacket prevents this.
Another good time to utilize a life preserver is while operating any type of motorized water vehicle, like a boat. A life jacket should also be warn on a canoe or rowboat and even a rubber dingy. A PFD can and will save you from drowning. Cottage life is a lot of fun, usually accompanied with this fun is alcohol. Drinking near the water or on a dock or a boat can be dangerous. Wearing a PFD can be the difference between life and death.
Think about the statistics, thousands every year die from drowning. do not be too proud to wear a PFD, do not be too proud to make your family and friends wear personal floatation devices. Lets be real, a life preserver may not be fashionable. A life jacket will keep you above the water should you fall in. Accidents happen, a slip off the dock and a little bang on the head knocks you unconscious, the PFD saves your life. Wearing a life jacket is a smart and intelligent thing for you to do when around water.