Common sense is not a super power

'There is an element of danger to all bodies of water'

Dear Editor,

After reading last week’s front page story about the drowning of two young men in Harrison Lake, and I offer my condolences to the families for their loss, but I have to wonder if those who were on the inflatable raft were wearing PFD’s.  The next obvious question would be, if they were not wearing PFD’s, why not.  There is an element of danger to all bodies of water unfortunately.  Lives have been lost in bath tubs, hot tubs, swimming pools and other supervised areas, not to mentioned unsupervised areas such as rivers, lakes and oceans.

Common sense should not have to be a Super Power, I would implore anyone that goes out on the water in a boat, raft, skiing, wake-boarding, wind-surfing or just for a cruise to wear a PFD, for unless you can truly walk on water, it may well save your life.

Dale Coles

Harrison Hot Springs