Every year we lose a few folks to the cold rivers and lakes of Alaska. This past weekend, I spent 2 days standing at the mouth of Willow Creek watching boaters and rafters go by all day and evening long. I was amazed to notice how many folks actually motored/drifted past without any Personal Floatation Device (PFD) worn....dogs included. The boaters may have at least had them in the boat (couldnt tell) but at least about 70% had them on. They have to be worn to work, right? The rafters are what got me. Maybe 10% or less had them on; the rest flat out had none! Even the best swimmers could have some trouble with sweepers, cold, silt, debris, darkness, etc.. Come on peeps, slip those PFDs on and make sure everyone comes home at the end of the day.