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Open Water Safety

Drowning is Preventable


August 7, 2020 Water Safety Press Conference, courtesy of Concord TV

"Drownings are preventable tragedies. Know the risk and take appropriate safety measures when enjoying New Hampshire waterways," said NH Department of Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn. "No family deserves to go through the sorrow of losing a loved one, especially when it could have been prevented by taking standard water safety precuations."

OPEN WATER SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. Never swim alone, always bring a friend.
  2. Swim in areas with lifeguards whenever possible.
  3. Always wear a personal flotation device (PFD) or life jacket whether recreating from a boat, along shore, or in the water.
  4. Know the conditions prior to heading out.
  5. Know where you will be swimming and the name of the area in case you need to call for help.
  6. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
  7. Stay Alert and be aware of what is going on around you.
  8. Always call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.

OPEN WATER SAFETY PRESS RELEASES:

LINKS:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Contact Paul Raymond, Jr. with any PSA questions.

   
 
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