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Tips to Avoid a Tragedy on the Water
WAYNESVILLE -- There have been two water-related deaths in the Miami Valley this week. Since we are only mid-way through the summer and in the middle of a heat wave, and many people will be out on local lakes and waterways we have valuable tips to keep you safe.
At Ceasar Creek on Thursday afternoon, reporter Annette Peagler found a number of families enjoying the water.
"It gets pretty crowded out here, so you have to pay attention to other boaters and yourself, there are a lot of boaters who don't know a lot about boats so it can be dangerous at times," said Tyler Kinsel of Bellbrook.
Experts say there are rules to follow that could help avoid a tragedy.
"If you're a parent where are your kids, where are the lifeguards, check the depth of the water, simple things like that go a long way," said Nick Kuntz, a Huber Heights Water Rescue Specialist.
Make sure you always have a life jacket handy if you're out on the water.
"It's a simple rule that's been promoted at state parks; it can't be more visible, see there's a sign right there," said Mike Cecil of Lebanon.
Water rescue experts say many people overestimate their power in the water. It only takes a second for a current to take you under. Families like the Cecils try to avoid large crowds.
"On the weekends it's always crowded with jet skis, which are more prone to incidents and a lot more boats, waves and distractions. During the week it's calm and relaxing and you can really enjoy yourself," said Cecil.
One of the most common things that can lead to trouble in or around water is alcohol. Kuntz say to use the same rule as if you were driving - don't do it.
"No drinking and if you are an adult and are, have someone whose not so they can supervise and keep the situation under control," said Kuntz.
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