Lewisville police have placed an automated sign at Lake Park to remind folks to wear their life vests this summer.
The solar-powered sign at the front of the Lewisville Lake entrance says, "No More Deaths, Wear Life Vests."
A representative for the Lewisville Police Department says the sign was added in mid-June as a response to past drowning deaths at the lake including one on June 7 where a Carrollton high school football player died.
Fire Chief Tim Tittle says the city’s public safety leaders have been working for some time to find new ways to curb drownings on the lake. In the past, those efforts included handing out free life vests during holiday weekends.
They hope the sign will be a reminder for folks over the Fourth of July holiday. Chief Tittle and the Lewisville Police Department say they’d like to look into permanent signs in the future at Lewisville Lake parks.