Man Drowns At Lake
THIRD WATER-RELATED DEATH IN THREE WEEKS
Posted: June 5, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.
Gildardo DeLeon Velazquez, 40, of Decatur, drowned Sunday evening while swimming with friends at Crystal Lake near Decatur, authorities said Monday.
AT A GLANCE
Water Safety Tips
The American Red Cross offers these water safety tips:
- Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
- Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
- Prevent unsupervised access to the water. Install and use barriers around pools or hot tubs.
- Maintain constant supervision. Always stay within arm’s reach of young children even when lifeguards are present.
- Know what to do in an emergency. If a child is missing, check the water first. Know how and when to call 911.
- Have the appropriate rescue equipment, a phone, life jackets and a first-aid kit near the water.
Source: American Red Cross
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