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Canada Safe Boating Council - Immersion Stories

Authored by David Spencer
November 13, 2022

I was approached by the CSBC about sharing the following message regarding the effectiveness of lifejackets in case of accidental immersion.  The Canada Safe Boating Council  is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada.  In almost all cases, their work would also be applicable to American boaters.

David Spencer

RC - Georgian Bay, The North Channel and Canadian Lake Huron


Boating Immersion Stories

You can help fellow Canadian Boaters by sharing your boating experiences!

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is looking for boaters who are interested in participating in a study regarding the importance of lifejacket wear in the event of falling overboard and accidental immersion.

Have you or someone you know ever fallen overboard? What was your reaction to this accidental immersion? Were you wearing your lifejacket? What was your attitude towards lifejacket wear before the event? Has it changed your viewpoint?

Sharing is learning and by creating a community of interest the CSBC can help fellow boaters across Canada learn from other’s stories and further our efforts to help you stay safe on the water.

For more info and to share your stories, come to:

John Gullick


Canadian Safe Boating Council