Overboard in the water without a personal flotation device? Follow this old U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine trick, and hopefully save your life.
There may come a time when you find yourself in the water without a PFD. Treading water – although effective for a short period of time – will only keep you afloat for so long until exhaustion sets in.
Death by drowning is still occurring too often across North America.
Sadly, most deaths are preventable by wearing a PFD, abstaining from drinking and boating, and heeding inclement weather conditions.
Hopefully you never have to use this tip, but if you do, it might very well be what saves your life.