Along the shores of Michigan it used to be common to see life saving stations. The stations were intended to help shipwreck victims struggling in the cold dark waters of the Great Lakes. Volunteers would pull heavy, wooden boats down the shore, and desperately row out searching for survivors.
These days we don't have many shipwrecks around here, and we have greatly evolved our lifesaving skills.
But the more things change, the more they stay the same. If you get in trouble in the water near Port Austin, Michigan, pray some kind-hearted volunteer sees you, can pull the boat into the water, and can row like crazy.
Staying on land is just so much safer.