Take safety precautions at lake, pool

Published Jul 3, 2012

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(CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN) The onset of summer in Crawfordsville brings in a wave of warm weather, relaxation at local rivers, as well as the dangers of accidental drowning.

Local water facilities are filled with safety procedures and equipment to avoid any fatal water incidents. However, death by drowning always seems to be an inevitable issue in Indiana, especially during the summer season.

In 2010 and 2011, a few drowning-related deaths were reported near Crawfordsville at Sugar Mill Lake. Also, according to the Indiana Department of Child Services and Department of Natural Resources, two Indiana children recently died from accidental drowning. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that three Indiana children have died from downing in 2012, and eight children under the age of 17 died in 2011 and 2010.

Death by drowning is a growing concern for both children and adults, but with the right safety procedures in mind, you can save someone’s life or even your own. Read more

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