I am moved to write due to another tragic boating accident near Dover-Foxcroft, in which four men set out in a 12-foot boat without wearing life jackets.
How sad these longtime friends were not wearing their personal flotation devices, or PFDs, which might have prevented two from drowning.
A 36-year-old Houlton native drowned last spring for the same reason.
Please, let us all convince our legislators in Augusta to mandate the wearing of PFDs when in a boat, canoe or other floating devices on our lakes and ponds. We must not lose another person because they were not wearing a life jacket.