The OPP wants all boaters to wear a life jacket. Police say 12 people have lost their life on lakes across the province this year compared to 5 people who lost their life at the same time last year. That being said the OPP is urging anyone who heads out on the water to always wear a personal floatation device. Chief Superintendent John Tod, Regional Commander of the OPP Central Region says if you’ve got a PFD then use it. Life jackets are the difference between life and death.