Grieving father pushes legislation
Wants swimmers to have life jackets
STURBRIDGE - When Derek Frechette took his two young boys to a town recreation program four summers ago, he made sure to bring their life jackets, which they had worn whenever they went swimming. But as he was leaving, he recalled, a staff member told him children were not allowed to swim in life jackets at the lake. It’s a claim the town disputes. But whatever the reason: 4-year-old Christian Frechette was not wearing a life jacket when he entered the water.