New Hampshire Officials to Alert Public About Swim Safety

July 18, 2013

With five drowning deaths in New Hampshire this month alone, officials are urging the public to practice safe swimming habits.

Officials from the state police marine patrol, Fish and Game Department and Concord Fire Department are holding a press conference at the Everett Arena in Concord to alert the public on ways to prevent drowning.

They say high water levels and excessive heat contributed to some of those drownings.

This week alone, a 3-year-old drowned Sunday in Perkins Pond in Sunapee and a 30-year-old man drowned Monday after jumping off a railroad trestle into the Saco River in Conway.

Officials say the “buddy system” of having a companion and not swimming alone applies to adults as well as children.

Meanwhile, temperatures into the 90s are expected throughout the week.

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