Safety first this summer at state parks

California State Parks wants visitors to enjoy their time by keeping their loved ones safe.

About 10 people die from unintentional drownings every day, but this can be prevented by learning water safety as well as following these tips:

Wear a life jacket that is U.S. Coast Guard-approved and fits properly.

Know your limits. Swimming in a lake, ocean or river is different than swimming in a pool. If someone is in distress, seek help from a lifeguard or call 9-1-1 if one is not available....

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