MCA plea to Sidmouth fisherman

THE Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a plea to commercial fisherman to wear lifejackets while on deck. According to he MCA 82 fisherman died after falling overboard between 1992 and 2006 and in 2009 alone there have been nine fatalities.

THE Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a plea to commercial fisherman to wear lifejackets while on deck.

According to he MCA 82 fisherman died after falling overboard between 1992 and 2006 and in 2009 alone there have been nine fatalities.

David Fuller, of the MCA, said: "Families where fishermen have drowned as a result of not wearing a lifejacket not only suffer the loss of their loved one, but also the legal battle than ensues when a body is not found.

So keeping your body afloat isn't only imperative if you're alive, it also saves your family enormous difficulty in the event of your death. If you end up in the water, a lifejacket may give you your best chance of staying alive. Lifejackets are useless unless worn.