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Paddlesafe – Chapter1 – Wear a lifejacket

Paddlesafe – Chapter1 – Wear a lifejacket


[music and water sound effects] One of your most important pieces of equipment is your life-jacket. It needs to be correctly
fitted so it doesn’t float up over your head should you capsize. [music and water sound effects] A correctly fitted
lifejacket supports your body upright and allows you to recover or wait for rescue. [music and water sound effects] Wear your lifejacket. Don’t leave it in the boat like this paddler has, because accidents
can and do happen. If you capsize, your lifejacket is no use to you if it is in the boat. [music and water sound effects] Without a lifejacket you can waste a lot of energy to stay afloat, and this can quickly become
life-threatening. [music and water sound effects] Compare a paddler wearing a lifejacket in
a similar situation. [music and water sound effects] A lifejacket helps prevent you panicking so you can regain your composure
and recover more easily. [music and water sound effects]


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