I think it had to be on any boat less than 16' and on any canoe or kayak. Haven't checked in a while.Lucky to be alive. In Pa. I believe you have to wear life preservers till May 15th on any boat. But not positive about that. My only boat is a canoe so I almost always have my jacket on any way.
You have accidents and you have just plain Stupitidy.Seems some feel that their bullet proof. No amount of fish is worth a life, not to mention the costs to get boat and motor running again. And I don't think anyone had life jackets on. ?????????