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Wear a Jacket. Save a Life.
Posted Date: 6/28/2012

Rascal says

Rascal the racoon, Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation mascot, shares these important water safety tips:

  • Learn to swim! (Click here for info on classes.)
  • Wear a life jacket, even if you know how to swim. Some are available near the beach. (For info, call the Lake Parks Administration Office at 817-467-2104.)
  • Only swim in designated areas. Lake depths can change unexpectedly and hazards exist underwater.
  • Do not jump in after someone who is drowning. The rescuer is often the one to drown.
  • Alcohol and water sports do not mix.
  • Always swim with a buddy.
  • Do not boat or swim in bad weather.
  • Read and obey all posted signs. Watch out for the dangerous “too’s” – too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
  • Enter the water feet first.
  • In an emergency call 911. Identify a nearby landmark to help rescuers locate you.

Click here for more water safety tips.