It's National Drowning Prevention Week

This is  National Drowning Prevention Week and the focus is on life-jackets.

The Lifesaving Society urges beach goers and boaters to watch for the signs of drowning while on the water.

Instead of waving their arms and calling for help, drowning victims are silent, and involuntarily press down on the sides of the water. The society recommends anyone going out on a boat this summer take a water safety course to learn the specific signs.

Law enforcement are also focused on wearing life-jackets while aboard boats this summer.

RCMP are reminding boaters they could be fined $200 for not wearing the device while on the water.

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