Thursday, April 5, 2018

Where Are the Life Jackets?


It was a beautiful day. A dad or some other adult took the kids for a boat ride. It's only about 50 feet deep here and maybe the kids can swim.   Or not.  But can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if that boat began to take on water or if one of the kids fell overboard?

And, incomprehensibly, I don't see any life jackets.  I'm not sure, but believe life jackets are required by law.  They certainly are required by common sense.

16 comments:

RedPat said...

And it looks like there is a big load in that boat! Scary!

Sharon Anck said...

You wouldn't catch me out there without one. You are so right, one tiny mishap and it could turn into a disaster.

Marleen said...

Looks as if there was no room anymore for life jackets. I agree with you, it would be a lot safer!

Sharon Anck said...

I just saw your comment on my blog about that house. I couldn't agree more. The moment I saw all those steps leading down to the pool I thought, I could never live here. (Not that I needed to worry about that.) All on one level is a much better idea.

William Kendall said...

That does fly in the face of common sense.

Andy said...

Seat belts in a car but no life jackets in a boat?

Vicki said...

We had a boat for about 30 years and we all wore life jackets. I would never take anyone, especially out on a boat unless they had one on. I've heard of too many people drowning. I live in Florida and life jackets are required if the boat is moving. If not, everyone under the age of 6 has to wear one.

Tom said...

...some folks just don't have any common sense!

bill burke said...

It would be a tragedy if someone fell overboard. That boat does look a bit crowded. If you rent the boat there, I'm assuming you can, then I would think that the life jackets would be included in the price. No life jackets no rentals. If it is their boat, there should be a access point where the life jacket question is asked before you can go in to the water.

Kay said...

Life jackets don't take up much space when they're being worn. I guess it's nice to assuredly believe that one is immortal.

Taken For Granted said...

I could not agree with you more. Life jackets so easily prevent disaster, like seat belts in a car. That boat has quite a crowd in it also increasing the chances of a problem.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma fotografia fantástica.
Um abra├žo e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Karl Demetz said...

Lovely and well composed picture, Lowell, a very nice scene !
(The life jackets have been hidden, so you can take a better picture).

Kate said...

It also looks overloaded. Putting young lives (or anyone's life) at risk defies common sense. We experienced a canoe tip-over on the St. Croix River one year because of a visitor's ignorance of canoe safety, and I would not want to go through that again.

orvokki said...

When I was a kid, there was no law on the life jackets. Now, when I think about that time, it feels wonderful that nothing happened. Today even in rowing boats, fishermen keep the life jacket (or hope so)

stardust said...

How daredevil those adults! It’s adults duty to secure the children’s safety.

Yoko

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