Swim Safely and Avoid Drowning

A safety partner and a life jacket are your best friends while swimming in Lake Allatoona this summer.

 over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, increasing the number of people who have drowned in the lake this summer to at least four. In response to these tragic events and to help prevent drownings, Acworth PatchCartersville Patchand Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch have started a joint project called .

This very first segment of the series focuses on swimming safety. Sgt. Mike Barr with the Georgia Department of Natural Resourcesexplains the factors that could potentially lead to drowning and provide useful safety tips for swimmers.

The goal of the Safe on the Lake project is simple-raise awareness about water safety and stop the drownings in Lake Allatoona. Therefore, we would like to invite you, the readers, to join us and help spread the word about drowning prevention. Share the Safe On The Lake stories with your family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, and educate more people on how to stay safe while enjoying summer fun.

We will continue to bring you stories dedicated to drowning prevention. Please check back with us frequently for the latest  segments.


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