Water safety tips for end-of-summer heat wave

6:59 AM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - As the mercury rises so will the number of people taking to the water to keep cool.

With the Labor Day holiday weekend coming up, it's a good time for some water safety reminders.

Already in 2013, Hennepin County has recorded 7 accidental drowning, 12 near-drownings and 43 boating while intoxicated arrests.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about efforts to keep everyone safe out on the water.


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