It may seem obvious to say, “Always wear a life jacket,” but you’d be surprised by how many people still think an accident won’t happen to them. In the case of an emergency, you likely won’t have time to put on your PFD – personal flotation device – so you should put it on before you even board the boat. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the number one factor in boating-related deaths is not wearing a life jacket. And the best way to protect yourself from drowning is to wear your PFD! It can’t save you if you don’t put it on.