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Coast Guard has busy weekend, reminds boaters to have proper safety equipment

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Press Release Coast Guard has busy weekend, reminds boaters to have proper safety equipment ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard wants to remind mariners to have the proper safety equipment aboard their boats after a busy weekend in the Tampa Bay area. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg responded to 12 search and rescue calls over the weekend. The ...

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Many take polar plunge in Peoria to raise money, awareness for water safety

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Many take polar plunge in Peoria to raise money, awareness for water safety FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com Source:  fox10phoenix.com To raise awareness about drowning prevention, almost 180 people braved near freezing temperatures outside and 40 degree water temperature to participate in the city of Peoria’s annual Polar plunge, which is an event centered around water safety.  

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Waterslide collapses at Eagle Harbor in Fleming Island; 13 injured

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Waterslide collapses at Eagle Harbor in Fleming Island; 13 injured source: actionnewsjax.com

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Do You Know How to Stay Safe in the Water?

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Do You Know How to Stay Safe in the Water? American Red Cross Greater New York Region CEO Josh Lockwood shares the essential skills necessary to stay safe in and around the water. source: live.wsj.com

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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Reservoir Illegal Water Slide?

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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Reservoir Illegal Water Slide? The Waimanalo Reservoir is managed by the Agricultural Resource Management Division, as part of the Maunawili Ditch System. Despite the risks involved, Oahu residents keep jumping the barbed wire fence and launching their bodies down the 60-plus feet of the Waimanalo Reservoir. Unauthorized access could very well land them a charge of criminal trespassing ...

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Woman drowns while saving 3 boys

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Woman drowns while saving 3 boys According to reports, a suburban Arlington Heights woman drowned while saving three boys in a northern Wisconsin lake.  Karen Wessel, 47, was vacationing with friends and relatives, including her son.   When they saw three boys struggling in Star Lake near the town of Plum Lake, Wis., she jumped in and saved the boys, but ...

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One dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes at Southern California beach

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One dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes at Southern California beach A powerful lightning bolt struck the water Sunday afternoon, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said. When the sudden lightning strike appeared at Venice Beach it caused panic as many of bathers tried to get out of the water and off the beach. source: cnn.com

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USA Swimming Calling Everyone to Get in the Pool

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USA Swimming Calling Everyone to Get in the Pool USA Swimming,  is now trying to increase the number of youngsters who choose to do flip turns rather than jump shots, with a public-service advertising and promotional campaign.  The campaign, which was first introduced before Memorial Day, will be heavily promoted again in mid-August, as kids around the nation go back ...

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72 child drownings reported since Memorial Day

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72 child drownings reported since Memorial Day   The CPSC is warning parents after 72 children have tragically drowned in a swimming pool since Memorial Day. Source: wpri.com

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Drowning Child’s Rescue Caught on Police Body Camera

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Drowning Child’s Rescue Caught on Police Body Camera ABC News | ABC Sports News   A little boy apparently had climbed into a backyard swimming pool June 17, and was found underwater, according to Cleveland police.  Officer Ismael Quintana performed chest compressions,  trying frantically to restore the child’s heartbeat.  The 2-year-old’s aunt can be seen kneeling beside the officer, breathing ...

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