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Peoria gives water-safety tips for families

March 19, 2009

With the weather heating up, the Peoria Police and Fire departments are reminding families about water safety during swimming season.

In 2008, there were 153 water-related incidents that resulted in the deaths of 33 adults and 16 children in Maricopa County.

In Peoria, the first drowning of 2009 occurred Saturday at Lake Pleasant when a 21-year-old male tried to swim across a cove.

Authorities say the best way to ensure children's safety is constant supervision and following a few tips:
 

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