4th of July — stay awake around the water

Mandi Bell reported on Facebook

So far, in the United States, this July 4th weekend:
  • A 17 year old male drowned in Lake Delhi in Iowa.
  • An adult man drown in Shasta Lake in California.
  • A 15 year old boy drown in Heritage Lake in Indiana.
  • A 50 year old male in Sparks, Nevada drowned in a lake.
  • A 15 year old drowned in a lake in Oklahoma City.
  • A 24 year old drowned in Lake Keowea, South Carolina.
  • A 24 year old drowned in Lake Martin in Alabama.
  • A 3 year old drowned in Port Allen, Louisiana.
  • A 59 year old (on Friday) and a 45 year old drowned (today) drowned in Lake Lanier in Georgia.
  • A 25 year old man has been missing since 2 pm and is presumed drowned in Lake Canyon in Texas.
  • A 19 year old is in the hospital in New York due to a near-death and drowning incident on Lake George.
  • What comes next?

It’s not enough to know how to swim. You must have endurance and knowledge of water safety. Know the risks. Take precautions.


Swimming, SKWIM and Water Polo Coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, as well as a webmaster with CLOH.org, Rauterkus.com, 4Rs.org, and the International Swim Coaches Association, SwimISCA.org.