Life Jackets Saved Two Boys In Durham When Their Canoe Capsized
Two boys who were smart enough to wear their life jackets survived when their canoe capsized in a Durham lake.
The Maine Warden Service and Marine Patrol are always saying that a life jacket in the boat won't save you, but wearing it just might. In this case, Durham Fire and Rescue officials say two juveniles were paying attention. The boys were out on the water at around 11:00 Saturday morning when their canoe tipped over. Firefighters found the boys on the shore, when they answered a 911 call from Runaround Pond. They were wearing their personal flotation devices, which allowed them to swim to shore and call for help. Neither boy was injured in the accident.
Kudos to the young men for heeding the warnings and understanding that, if an accident happens, there won't be time to put on the PFD. It's better to have it on, in the first place.
The Durham Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Maine Warden's Service, Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office, and the Lisbon Fire Department.