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I saw this video. Quite distressing. Bravo to the crew though, for the recovery.

It appears that the MOB does not have a crotch or thigh straps on his PFD. I may be wrong on this.

This is the second time that I've seen inflatable PFDs in this position when they've been deployed. It definitely looks like it's trying to slip off of the wearer's head, and that's not a good thing.

I'm in the process of fitting crotch straps to my inflatable PFDs, but I haven't had a chance to test them when inflated, due to the water temperatures. I'll definitely be testing them when the water is warmer.

Can anyone tell for certain if the MOB in the video had a crotch strap?
Has anyone here fitted their PFDs with them? Tested them?

Thoughts?
 
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