I was listening to CBC Radio this morning and Anthony Germaine, filling in for Rick Clough was speaking to a guy about the tragic death of the young woman who was long-boarding on Mt Seymour Parkway.
During that conversation Germaine brought up the fact that this tragedy, and it is a tragedy, may make some people want to call for the ban or stricter regulation of long-boards.
Interesting that nobody is calling for a ban on boating after a weekend in which three separate boating accidents led to three separate deaths.
The real tragedy in these drowning stories is the simple line, “The individual was not wearing a life jacket.” So many drownings are preventable with the simple choice of putting on your life jacket. Please people, use the life saving devices that are there for you. USE YOUR LIFE JACKET. Drowning is preventable.