On Saturday May 10th 4 friends set out on a canoe trip. Three boys and one girl between the ages of 15 and 21. They say that the ice-cold water was fairly calm the day that they set out before they flipped. None of them were wearing life jackets which means when their canoe flipped, they had no safety precautions.
The only girl that was on the trip was found on the shore of the glacier fed lake unconscious. She was taken to a hospital where she later died. A friend who lent them the canoe was able to release the names of the other three guys that were with her. They at the time of this article, were still missing.
This article really puts it into perspective that even though the way may look calm or start out calm, you still need to be in a life jacket because anything could happen. If the people were not wearing life jackets and fell into the freezing cold water their bodies would slowly shut down because of the temperature which would lead to them not being able to swim. No matter how good of a swimmer you are, when you are in open water you need to be wearing a life jacket because in a situation like this, the life jacket could have potentially saved their lives.
"Teen Who Died in B.C. Canoe Accident Identified, 3 Still Missing." CTVNews. Web. 03 June 2014. <http:/
/www.ctvnews .ca/canada/teen-who-died-in-b-c-canoe-accident-identified-3-still-missing-1 .1816628> .