These cheap fisherman's suits have been mentioned on here before - I have a few myself. Just thought people may be interested in this article.
The angler was swept into the water at Witches Point - Ogmore nr Portcawl. it's a really dodgy area and quite a few anglers have drowned there in the past.
"The floatation suit which the angler was wearing undoubtedly contributed to saving his life. His survival time would have been very short in the sea conditions, with a 1 Ĺ to 2 metre swell and south westerly force 7 to gale force 8 onshore winds. In addition, hypothermia would have very quickly set in without the suit in the low sea temperatures (8-9 degrees) at this time of year."
It makes me wonder if a lifejacket is really needed if you are wearing one of these? Fjordrafting supply such suits to their customers without lifejackets. In fact a lifejacket may even make your stability worse in one of these - does anyone really know???