Hunter Bland and Conner Young of the University of Florida Bass Fishing Team were almost seriously injured when they were thrown from their boat during a tournament in early 2017. Despite taking all the proper safety precautions, they were ejected from their boat while going approximately 55 mph due to a hydraulic steering part failure. Hunter shares with the National Safe Boating Council about their close call boat accident in this public service announcement video.
The National Safe Boating Council created a new public service announcement campaign, “Silly Humans,” featuring Shaw Grigsby, Bassmaster Elite Series Angler and host of “One More Cast” on The Sportsman Channel. This light-hearted campaign follows two fish who think they are smarter than some humans, but they are no match for an accomplished angler who boats responsibly and wears a life jacket. “If you’re not a fish, you’ve got to wear your life jacket,” reminds Grigsby.
“Love the Life!,” shares the experience of two families and a dog as they spend the day boating and fishing. You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly. The National Safe Boating Council is a lead organization for the Wear It! campaign, produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Watch as three friends and a dog as they get ready to spend the day on the water and, along the way, identify the significance of a simple reminder to wear a life jacket in this tongue-in-cheek PSA. This video shares the life-saving importance of sharing boating safety, including wearing a life jacket, while enjoying recreational boating activities with your family and friends.