OPP Provide Tips For Drowning Prevention Week

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 09:09 AM

Living near such a large body of water it's important to be vigilant.

This week is National Drowning Prevention Week.

Constable Laurie Harkof with the Kenora OPP says you have to pay attention when you are out on the lake and make sure you are wearing a life jacket, monitor your speed and most importantly don't drink and drive your boat. 

Harkof adds drowning doesn't only happen on the lake so it's important to watch your children at the beach, the pool and even in a bath tub.