Gateway Gazette

National Drowning Prevention Week


https://www.lifesaving.org/

Be Boat Smart – Wear a Lifejacket. Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket when in a boat.

Learn to Swim to Survive. In most drownings, the victim never intended to go in the water and was often close to safety – could you survive a sudden and unexpected fall into the water?

Swim with a buddy. Make smart choices before going into or out on the water.

Know your limits. Alcohol consumption is a factor in almost 40% of boating-related fatalities. Both alcohol and cannabis use impairs judgment, reflexes and balance. Stay sober when in, on or around the water.

Be Water Smart all year round. You can save a life – yours and someone else’s. Take a learn-to-swim, lifesaving or first aid class today.

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