Jul 202016

As the Valley of the Sun continues to see triple-digit temperatures water holes of varying degrees — from public and private pools to natural bodies of water — folks are looking for every opportunity of reprieve from the blistering heat.

But the summertime respite sought by thousands in the Phoenix metropolitan area does not come free of danger as there have been 29 drowning deaths resulting from 83 water-related incidents so far this year.

Bodies of water within portions of the Sonoran Desert millions call home has claimed eight infants, one teenager and 20 adults as of Wednesday, July 20, according to the Children’s Safety Zone.

Source: Bodies of water continue to claim lives in the Valley of the Sun | Scottsdale Independent

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