Should kids wear a PFD when paddling?

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Attached is a good video from the American Canoe Association ACA about ensuring safety for children when paddling.

My take:  kids AND adults should always wear PFD’s when paddling.  A PFD that fits and is worn properly is your best bet if you tip over in a strong current, get stuck in a strainer or hit your head falling off of a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board).  Unfortunately, people die needlessly every year in water sports.  I check the news each time there is a death in a nearby river and can not remember a person wearing a properly secured PFD being the victim. Be smart, always wear a PFD.

by Charlie Anderson

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