Boating safety should always be on your mind when you are operating watercraft. While boating and riding personal watercraft is a lot of fun, you must also be smart to be safe.
Have you heard of ESD?
Read all about what it ESD is and how it relates to boating safety. Learn why you should be alert this weekend at your dock, marina, or onboard your boat.
Labor Day Weekend is nearly upon us! Did you know that Labor Day is the 2nd most popular day for boating? There will be millions of people enjoying the holiday on the water this weekend – boating, swimming, fishing, and more. Labor Day weekend is big family fun, especially at the lake.
However, boating safety is an issue that we all need to keep in the forefront of our minds this weekend. Most of us know boating safety basics, like ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’.
But have you ever heard of Electric Shock Drowning? Most people haven’t, and this phenomenon is just as insidious as it sounds. At least 5 people died from ESD in 2012, but the numbers are probably much higher because this sinister threat is often mistaken for regular drowning.
KNOW THE SIGNS. KNOW HOW TO RESPOND.
KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE.
Click the links below to read detailed info about ESD and how to prevent it from happening to you and your loved ones.
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Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!