Water Safety Campaign
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - The Broward County Sheriff's Office is getting the message out.
Officials are warning people to be extra careful around pools, lakes and canals after three adults and a child drowned in separate incidents over the past week.
The Sheriff's Office is joining the YMCA and local mayors in Pembroke Pines Tuesday to promote Water Safety Week, which begins March 12.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the initiative includes free swimming lessons for kids and water safety classes for adults.
On Sunday, 7-year-old Damien Tubbs drowned in a pool at an Oakland Park apartment complex where he was attending a barbeque with his father. Deputies say he wandered into water that was too deep for him.
The others deaths included a man who drowned while swimming in a lake, another found floating in a backyard pool and a man who drowned after falling into a canal.
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