The Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance said there will be a lot of people out on the lakes this Fourth of July holiday weekend.
With the lakes lower this season, they said the lakes are more dangerous.
Linda DeSanders, with the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance, gave some tips on what to do if someone is drowning.
DeSanders said jumping in to save a drowning victim can do more harm than good. She said someone who is drowning will most likely pull the other person down too – as he tries to climb up and get air.
Instead, DeSanders said you should throw a floatation device out to the person in the water. Then find something to help pull them back into the boat or encourage them to swim back.
According to DeSanders, the best way to prevent drownings is by wearing a life jacket.
DeSanders also wants to remind people this holiday weekend that it’s never a good idea to mix drinking and boating.
For more lake safety information, visit the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance website.
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