In 2014, 84% of boat-related drowning victims weren’t wearing a life jacket, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. There were 418 drowning deaths last year, which leaves 351 lives that could have been saved, if only they had been wearing a USCG-approved life jacket.
Boat Ed values safety and strives to shine a light on life-threatening issues on the water. That’s why Boat Ed has partnered with The LV Project , an organization founded to honor the life of Connor Gage, to encourage boaters to “be buoyant” and wear their life jackets this Fourth of July weekend and beyond.
Dana Gage, founder of The LV Project said, “Too many times, people don’t require life vests, thinking it could never happen to them. But it happened to us. Our Connor went to the lake and he didn’t come home. There’s one thing that could have saved him… a life jacket.”
Please help spread this safety message by sharing the video above. Drownings are preventable and every life is worth saving!
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Kalkomey, parent company of boat-ed.com, is an official provider of recreational safety education products for North America. An American company based in Dallas, Texas, Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety certification since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and operating off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. For more information, visit kalkomey.com.
About The LV Project
Founded to honor the life of Connor Kelly Gage, a 15-year old freshman who lost his life in a tragic drowning accident, The LV Project relentlessly pursues the idea that all people can LiVe and LoVe buoyantly, on lakes and in life. Through its “lake buoyancy” programs, The LV Project advocates for use of life vests on lakes. Through its “life buoyancy” projects, The LV Project partners with social purpose organizations to give people in need a lift in life. For more information, visit theLVproject.org. #LiVeLoVeLifeVest