Water safety for everyone

Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:17pm

After the drowning of six kids in the Red River earlier this month, water safety rescue demonstrations were held this weekend.

A dive and water rescue team preformed several water rescue techniques that can be used to save a person drowning without getting in the water.

African-Americans were a big target in the demonstration.  The group has a higher rate of drowning nationally than others.

Parents and their children watched and listened to the principal message from dive members, "don't get in the water if you can't swim".

The Emergency Water Rescue Program will take place again on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Querbes Park at 10 a.m. and Southern Hills Park at 12 p.m.

The public can attend the program for free.



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