Judy Schink, the wife of late drowned kayaker David Schink, is the impetus for the launch of Sirius Signals’ new Watersports Safety “dry bag” kit, which includes useful emergency equipment for watersports activities in case of accident or an unplanned event. The kit includes a lithium battery-powered model C-1004 SOS eVDSD and floating flashlight, first aid kit and other important items all in a custom three liter dry bag, as well as a waterproof phone carry bag that allows for operation of most smart phones through the sealed pouch. Customers also receive a QR code for the free download of the Afloat Plan Home app.
“If my husband David would have had this kit, he would have been able to send out the SOS signal when it got dark,” says widow Judy Schink. “The Afloat Plan Home app would have told us he was overdue and where he had been, allowing Search and Rescue to begin earlier and increasing the chance he could have been saved.”
“Depending on where kayakers and paddlers go, it’s required by law that they carry visual distress signals,” adds Anthony Covelli, Sirius Signal CEO. “It’s just common sense to have a device flashing the USCG-approved and internationally known SOS signal if it’s dark and you’re in trouble.”
To learn more, visit siriussignal.com.