A lifejacket will keep you buoyant, particularly when you're tired, waiting for rescue. If you are out on the water your lifejacket should always be on or nearby. A lifejacket that is stowed away will be of no use to you in an emergency.
Consider a pet lifejacket as your best mate may well also be joining you in the water. Your rescue may depend on their survival.
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