Editorial, Letters to the Editor

Posted Photos Could Lead to Tragedy

To the editor:

Just be advised, your current edition posts photos of kayakers in recently iced Lake Caspian. They are not prepared for the cold water conditions, despite wearing PFDs. Dry suits or full wet suits are indicated. Their reader-submitted photos should have been rejected for public safety reasons. Please check out the National Center for Cold Water Safety (coldwatersafety.org/) for more information. It is irresponsible to post such photos, implying that dressing for air temperature is adequate for 36 degree water. Others may think it is a good idea, and a tragedy (or near tragedy such as in Colchester Pond recently) may occur.

Sheila Goss

Stowe

Sheila Goss

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