drowning http://michiganradio.org en Big increase in the number of fatal drownings in the Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/big-increase-number-fatal-drownings-great-lakes <p></p><p>Swimmers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and boaters in Michigan need to be more careful on the water.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We're at 23 fatal </span>drownings<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the five Great Lakes so far this year. It's about 50% up from last year at this time," says Bob Pratt, the director of education at&nbsp;<a href="http://glsrp.org/">The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. </a>He says many recent deaths have been boaters who were swimming or they ran into trouble while boating on the lakes.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:45:03 +0000 Kyle Norris 17968 at http://michiganradio.org Big increase in the number of fatal drownings in the Great Lakes South Haven implements beach safety program, pays drowning victim's family http://michiganradio.org/post/south-haven-implements-beach-safety-program-pays-drowning-victims-family <p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/08/city_of_south_haven_to_pay_400.html">Aaron Mueller of the Kalamazoo Gazette </a>reports on a settlement reached between the family of a 2009 drowning victim, and the "<span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association." Martin Jordan of St. Charles, IL drowned in Lake Michigan after being caught up in strong rip currents.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:20:26 +0000 Mark Brush 13923 at http://michiganradio.org South Haven implements beach safety program, pays drowning victim's family Young children should be supervised around water http://michiganradio.org/post/young-children-should-be-supervised-around-water <p>Drowning is the leading cause of injury related death among children less than 4 years of age.&nbsp; That&#39;s according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control.<br /><br />Angela Minicuci is with the Michigan Department of Community Health.&nbsp; She says young children should be supervised around all sources of water both inside and outside of the house:</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 15:32:19 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7642 at http://michiganradio.org Young children should be supervised around water