Kayaker scorns life jackets before a rescue

It can sometimes be a blessing to get caught by Michigan conservation officers. A kayaker on the Manistee River in the northwestern Michigan recently was stopped by officers who were checking canoes and kayaks for safety equipment. The Department of Natural Resources said the kayaker was adamant that he didn't need a life jacket or any other flotation device.
AP Wire
Jun 6, 2011

Moments later, he flipped his kayak and landed in 51-degree water. Conservation officers Steve Converse and Sam Koscinski pulled him into their patrol boat and took him to shore. After they warmed him up, they wrote the kayaker a ticket for no personal flotation device.
 

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ThomasLieber

Good thing that they manage to stopped that man. Good job on this. At least you really look up on to the safety of the people. -
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