Reminder – Wear your life jacket, they save lives.

An article published on the BBC website highlights the real danger of not wearing a  life jacket.

Please keep yourself and your crew safe and ensure life jackets are always worn.

“A 25-year-old man has been found dead in a river in Lincolnshire after falling off a boat”, police said.

Friends of the man called Lincolnshire Police just after 1am on Sunday morning after the man fell from a boat and went missing underwater in Witham Bank West near the Boston Motor Yacht Club in Boston.

Underwater teams attended the scene and a man’s body was recovered from the River Witham at 8.45am on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.

Eye witnesses have said the man, who is thought to have lived on a boat moored at the yacht club, had been drinking with friends on a neighbouring boat when the accident happened.

The police spokeswoman said: “We were called to the motor yacht club area of Witham Bank West shortly after 1am following a report a man had fallen off a boat and was missing in the water.

“We have had underwater search teams there and sadly have recovered a body of a man from the water.”

The man has not yet been formally identified, she added.

A post-mortem is due to take place and the coroner has been informed.

“At this time we are treating it as an unexplained death but it would appear that it was a tragic accident,” the police spokeswoman added.

Source BBC Website

Published Date: 01 October 2012

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