Another weekend provides renewed opportunities for recreation in the Sacramento area. It also spotlights the need for safety.
Sacramento river waters have been deadly this summer, but that’s not unusual. People drown in the Sacramento and American rivers every year.
But several deaths in the last few weeks have drawn increased attention to the fatal potential.
Here are stories, pictures and video that can heighten awareness of the need for safe practices in and around the water.
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Main points: Wear a personal flotation device – life jacket. Learn how to swim. Obey the signs. Leave alcohol at home. Keep an eye on the kids.