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Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...unsuccessful, but there are six people who lived to fish another day.Thankfully, all six people were wearing personal flotation devices. A life jacket doesn't guarantee survival, not in the Kenai River's cold waters and dangerous currents...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-29/alaska-editorial-making-good-decision
Opinion
Good Samaritans helped rescue injured boater

...couple eased up alongside the person, they feared the worst. They said he wasn't wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device, and his head was not propped up. He must have been underwater for several minutes, and he also had a deep...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-18/good-samaritans-helped-rescue-injured-b
Local
Fire departments have 3-day water rescue exercise

...the docks he covered issues from tying up boats with a cleat hitch for quick release to selecting the right personal flotation device for rescue work to communications to boat handling and actual wet rescue scenarios and methods in the river...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/fire-departments-have-3-day-water-rescu
State
Police and fire for June 18, 2013

...commission of violations / No personal flotation devices for youth under 13 years...vessel without wearing personal flotation devices. Investigation showed...charter vessel without any personal flotation devices. Bodell was given a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-18/police-and-fire-june-18-2013
Local
USCG encouraging boater safety during Labor Day weekend

...jacket increases the chances of surviving a boating accident. The law states you must have a life jacket, or personal flotation device, for every person aboard. The Coast Guard recommends boaters wear life jackets at all times. In Alaska, children...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-30/uscg-encouraging-boater-safety-durin
Outdoors
Police & Fire for Sept. 25, 2012

...domestic violence was not.Boating safety/No personal flotation device? On Sunday, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers boarded...Juneau a citation for failing to carry enough personal flotation devices for all persons on board his vessel. Erickson was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-25/police-and-fire-calls-sept-25-2012
Local
Soldotna man honored for 2000 rescue of woman trying to drown herself in river

...jumped 30 feet down to the river. Her windbreaker, however, filled with air. Humpage thought it might be a personal flotation device, or a dummy, or someone who had jumped and intended to swim. "We thought it was someone playing a joke...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051603/sta_soldotna.shtml
News
Many variables play into dipnetting

...worst-case scenario of a dipnetter drowning. To be safe, some dipnetters opt to wear life jackets and keep personal flotation devices readily available. How to use a dipnet Once the right net is picked out, the next thing to know is how to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070906/out_20060709003.shtml
Outdoors
Man, son, dog rescued from raft

...registered beacon; they had survival suits; and they had a life raft ready to be used. Even the dog had a personal flotation device, said Petty Officer Christopher Grisafe.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072802/sta_rescue.shtml
News
An old idea that will save your life

...old idea - the life jacket or PFD. Now in this case, a PFD is not our annual windfall from the state, but a personal flotation device. Compared to other states, Alaska ranks near or at the bottom in boater fatalities. Many people attribute...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080402/out_outcolmn.shtml
Outdoors

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