You have got to be kidding!

Tuesday, 01 May 2007
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Dennis Bohrn and his three other friends were out canoeing over the weekend in Twin Falls, Idaho when they find the worst thing possible, a victim of suicide. They decide that they can't leave the body out there on the lake so they call paramedics and the police and bring the body back to shore.

When they get back, they hand over the victim to the paramedics and corner only to discover that a police officer writing out a ticket for each of them for $85. The reason? No PFD's in their boat.

No, I'm all for PFD laws and making sure that you wear them when you are out paddling but this has got to be one of the most insensitive things that could possibility happen. Imagine, you just found a body, you drag it home thinking you are doing the right thing only to find that it cost your group $340?

They probably would have received a much better response of the office just handed out a warning. The reason for a citation is to evoke a behavioural change next time, but this just brings out a lot of bitter feelings...

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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