This Lifejacket Makes You Sink
A booming cottage industry has emerged as a byproduct of the migrant crisis in Turkey, the manufacturing of lifejackets that don’t work.
Rather than buoyancy aids, some life jackets are stuffed with foam or sponge, materials that become heavy when soaked, and caused their wearers to sink. Wearing the fake lifejackets become more dangerous than wearing no jacket at all.
Numerous people manufacture and sell lifejackets without a proper license, including real estate agents, taxi drivers, gas station owners, grocers and mobile phone store managers.