WLOX Editorial: As you head out onto the water, please put safety first
Spring is here. In South Mississippi, that means recreational boating shifts into high gear. Unfortunately, the latest statistics show more than 600 deaths annually in boating accidents.
Most of the deaths were drowning victims. Not surprisingly, in almost all drowning deaths, the victim was not wearing a life jacket.
Of course it is very tempting to enjoy the sun and the spray without an uncomfortable life jacket. But modern life jackets can be thin, colorful, flexible and comfortable. As you head out onto the water this spring, please put safety first.