My sincere condolences to the family and friends,if a person does not know how to swim and want to enjoy a water sport, Then put a life jacket on. They are there for safety purposes to help prevent such accidents as these. Some people do not calculate or consider the risks of not having a PFD on while underway in a even a boat much less tube. Look at a skier, Have you not ever seen someone without one on? If you have, then they are taking a big risk in the same situation. Further more, it should be the boat owners responsibility to make sure that he has the safety equipment on his/her boat to accommodate each and every person on the boat.THAT is the law of the Coast Guard. And if you do not have it on the watercraft, you get ticketed. But what is the use of having them if you are not going to use them? I think they should crack down on people who do not wear a PFD as they do BUI's. If they are concerned about keeping everyone safe on the water then this should be factor in their keeping people safe on the water.
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