Paddlers Reminded to Wear PFDs in Fall


Massachusetts officials are reminding paddlers in kayaks and canoes that they must wear lifejackets from September 15 to May 15.

According to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, most boating fatalities in the Commonwealth result when boaters fail to wear lifejackets while in small craft in cold water or cold weather. The law also applies to waterfowl hunters using canoes or kayaks.

For more on cold-water paddling safety, watch the following video: