NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Boating Anglers Can Win Mustang Inflatable Life Vests
“Get Hooked on Safety” Photo Contest From BoatUS Angler
BoatUS Angler, a membership organization devoted to safe and worry-free fishing encourages boat-owning anglers to wear life jackets this fishing season. From now until October 31, anglers can submit photos of themselves, friends or family fishing while wearing lifejackets – or even showing off their catch – to enter the “Get Hooked on Safety” contest at http://www.BoatUSAngler.com Four winning photos will be selected and each winner will receive a Mustang inflatable life vest valued at $150. One Mustang life vest will go to the angler with the best fishing story accompanying a photo submission.
“A life jacket helps ensure you’ll make it back home safely,” said Mike Pellerin, director of BoatUS Angler. “Over two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 87% were not wearing their lifejacket. You just never know when wind, weather, waves or other factors will conspire against you.”
Pellerin said the biggest complaint from anglers about wearing a life jacket is that they are uncomfortable. “But if you haven’t taken a look at the new inflatable or sports-style vests, you’re missing out. You can bait a hook, cast with ease and stay quite comfortable all day long,” he added.