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1 dead, 1 missing after skiff capsizes on Ugashik Bay

...skiff until a nearby fishing boat rescued them, according to the troopers report. None of the men were wearing a floatation device, DeVuyst said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased and missing person...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-23/1-dead-1-missing-after-skiff-capsize
News
Safety on the water

...those deaths, 533 resulted from drowning. Eight out of 10 of the people who drowned weren't wearing a personal floatation device (PFD) - a life jacket, as they're called. A lot of people right here on the Kenai Peninsula are alive today because...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-04-04/safety-on-the-water
Outdoors
Man saves 3 lives near Homer

...26, and Mike Cuffe, 64, survived thanks to Porter's watchful eye - and the fact that they all wore personal floatation devices. "People at the hospital, the medics, the people in the boats that helped us - they all contributed to saving...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-16/man-saves-3-lives-near-homer
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On the water, then and now

...by schooner, or by trying to sail a ship around Cape Horn. Now we might die because we don't wear a personal floatation device while halibut fishing from a skiff on Kachemak Bay. Now we're mainly dying for fun.Les Palmer can be reached...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2012-02-17/on-the-water-then-and-no
Fishing | Outdoors
Kids Don't Float: The program works

...swimmer has poor odds of survival without a life jacket. Children are particularly vulnerable, and no personal floatation device (PFD) or an ill-fitting PFD on a child can be tragic. I have always been puzzled by people venturing onto the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072007/outdoors_2989.shtml
Canoe capsizes on Kenai; 1 man missing

...said both CES boats were deployed to search for Boyer. Rescuers were able to locate the canoe and two personal floatation devices that were in the canoe but not on either of the occupants. ?We searched until 8:30 last night,? Quelland said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062807/news_0628new006.shtml
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Think twice before trying rapids

Contending with whitewater can be risky, especially if you're in a canoe or a kayak. But even an inexperienced canoeist may survive a capsize if he or she is wearing a life jacket.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071007/news_3053.shtml
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When getting fit, don't forget about Fido

...research on your dog's breed and consult your veterinarian to make sure your pooch will do well in water. Canine floatation devices can be a good solution for dogs that are not natural swimmers. If your dog has never been in water, let them watch...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021311/peo_785170880.shtml
People
Watchful mariner helps rescue three men in boating accident

...Hediger, 26, and Mike Cuffe, 64, survived thanks to Porter's watchful eye -- and that they all wore personal floatation devices. "People at the hospital, the medics, the people in the boats that helped us -- they all contributed to saving...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-14/watchful-mariner-helps-rescue-three-
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Kenai River Guides take local Boys & Girls Clubbers fishing?

...cooperation with CPH Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids program were on hand to fit each child with a properly fitting personal floatation device (pfd). The purpose of the collaborative event was not only to give the kids a fun day of fishing but to make a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2012-08-16/kenai-river-guides-take-local-bo
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