Southern Georgian Bay OPP have launched their “I Got Caught Wearing Me Life Jacket” program for 2019.
Marine officers reward children they find wearing a life jacket during police spot checks on the water.
The program began in 2005.
If you don’t wear it, it can’t save your life
Non-use of a life jacket was a factor in 22 of the 24 drowning deaths last year on OPP-patrolled waters.
The program is funded by private and business donations.
banner image via Ontario Provincial Police