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National Drowning Prevention Week in Nova Scotia is organized by the provincial branch of the Lifesaving Society.
"Almost two-thirds of all drowning deaths occur when people fall into the water unexpectedly," says Mike Melenchuk, president of the Lifesaving Society. "Wearing a personal flotation device if you work or play around the water will save your life."
The society offers the following tips to help ensure a safe summer:
For more information about water safety, visit www.lifesaving.ca.