Boating deaths down but life jackets needed: OPP

An OPP rescue boat ventures out into Lake Erie near Leamington Marina in Leamington. (Postmedia Network files)

TORONTO - The province has seen a 10-year drop in boating fatalities, the Ontario Provincial Police reports.

But of the 20 deaths last year, 17 may have been avoided if the victim had been wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) or life jacket, police say.


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