Letters to the Editor

GPS device keeps boaters safe

The media missed a potential life-saving teaching opportunity when two young boys were recently lost at sea.

For about $260, a GPS personal locator radio beacon can be purchased. In most cases, the device, which can be worn on a belt, can be easily activated to send a distress signal, including a GPS location. That gives the Coast Guard immediate notification and allows fast location and rescue.

To keep yourself or your kids safe, it’s a small investment. It can also save hundreds of thousands of dollars in search costs.

Daniel Holder, Bal Harbour