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MD governor issues safety warning after drownings

swimmingWhen tubing, boating or swimming with the kids this summer, keep safety in mind.

After more than 13 drownings in Maryland waterways this year, Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking everyone to use extra caution when out on the water.

Read on for water safety tips.

Water safety tips

  • Only swim in guarded areas.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Heed warning signs and flags.
  • Pay special attention to children and people who cannot swim.
  • Have a flotation rescue device handy.
  • Always wear a life jacket when boating and stay alert to weather conditions.
  • Carry a cell phone or mobile radio.
  • Tell someone your plans, in detail, before heading out.

These steps can mean the difference between life and death. Learn more at dnr.state.md.us/boating/safety

Check here for Maryland county swimming information websites


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