That is very sad news. The water temps are still below 70 degrees. Falling into water that cold can still give your body a shock when you hit the water & cant get out quickly. Not having a pfd on, you have a lot less chance of recovering. Besides the lakes and some of the marsh flats, all of the waters in the area have strong currents. I see people all of the time when I am out kayaking that aren't wearing a pfd. It's not worth your life.