The parents and children wore life jackets.
I’ve read that there are warning signs at Pictured Rocks clearly stating that only sea kayaks are appropriate in the area; that you should dress for the cold water temp, and that the weather can quickly change.
I wonder if interviewing those who have to be rescued would be of any help in preventing future incidents. Learning why the decision to paddle was made. In this case, did they see the posted warning signs? If so, why were they ignored? If the signs were not seen, maybe they need different placement, larger signs?