As the summer months are coming a lot of people will be looking forward to enjoying water sports. Almost all people can swim. So because of that most people do not wear life jackets. Yes, it is a personal choice to do so or not. Most people put them on children. That is great but what about yourself?
I lost my only child due to a boating mishap. He was 22 years old and knew how to swim. However, he had no life jacket on and due to dangers under the water he did not survive.
You don’t know what may happen when you get in the water.
Even in your own backyard pool or pond.
So make sure to keep your mind focused. Don’t lose a loved one or friend due to not respecting water and not safety first.
In memory of Joshua Glenn Keith
Mary Staley-Royer, Bellefontaine