Have fun, young people, just try to be safe

Dear editor,

I live on the waterfront in Comox.

I love watching children, teenagers, and 20 somethings having fun on the water.

Dear editor,

I live on the waterfront in Comox.

I love watching children, teenagers, and 20 somethings having fun on the water.

But with that fun comes responsibilities.

The latest fun for the younger set is paddle boarding, where you stand on your specialized board and paddle yourself to fun destinations.

I have noticed that four out of five board paddlers do not wear a personal flotation device (PFD).

Yes, they are tethered to the board by a ankle strap, but what happens if they slip off the board, and hit their head before entering the water?

Have fun, you teenagers and 20somethings, but wear a PFD and be safe.

Martin Bridges,

Comox

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