The Lifesaving Society cautions Saskatchewan residents and visitors to be vigilant around water
The Lifesaving Society recommends the following measures to stay safe in, on, and around the water:
- Wear a lifejacket or PFD during all boating activities.
- Consider wearing a lifejacket or PFD if you are a weak or non-swimmer. Many people drown from walking off the drop off in lakes when they thought they were in fact in shallow water.
- Keep an eye on the weather. Wind, rain, and lightning are all hazards that can occur quickly and swimmers should leave the water immediately in these situations. Being caught in the lake with high waves and lightning is a hazardous situation for even the most adept swimmers.
- Supervise young children at all times when they are near or in the water.
The Lifesaving Society is a national, charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water related injuries through lifeguard training, water safety education, research and advocacy. It is the only organization in Saskatchewan that specializes in water safety and rescue. With more than 100 years of experience in water safety and rescue, the Lifesaving Society is your first source for information.
For more information contact:
Shelby Rushton, CEO
780-9255 (Lifesaving Society Office)
or 531-3035 (cell)