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National Drowning Prevention Week, July 19th to 27th

This is not the time to let your guard down when around our waterways. The Lifesaving Society is reporting that drownings are a bit lower this year than at this time last year, but now is the time be careful. In fact, the worst time of year for drownings is the next 30 days. This is peak drowning season. According to the Lifesaving Society 35 per cent of all drownings occur in July and August. Of the 47 people who have drowned in Ontario this year, 66 per cent of them had no intention of going into the water at the time. The Society encourages you to be prepared around water, wear a lifejacket and to learn how to swim.

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