May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week,
http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/index.html . This is a good reminder for all of us.
I have seen some statistics on boating accidents in Nebraska last year. There were 8 boating and boating-related fatalities last year; in 5 of those 8 cases a life jacket would have been a life saver if it had been worn! In the other 3 cases traumatic injury was the cause of the fatality.