I read that the guys in this boat weren't wearing life jackets, and it's fair to assume that the driver wasn't connected to the kill switch. In most tournaments there is a rule that states your life jacket must be zipped or snapped with the kill switch attached while the main engine is running. Fail to do so, you get DQed. For years, tournament directors that repeated this over and over sounded like the Charlie Brown teacher to me. But after a while, it just became automatic, and I'm glad it did. Whether I'm fishing a tourney or going out for two hours for fun, my life jacket always goes on, my laniard is always attached to my jacket, and that's snapped onto the kill switch. If you always keep the kill switch attached to your life jacket, you can't even start the boat without the life vest out and on. It's a smart practice.