For the fifth time this month, someone has drowned in our area. The latest drowning happpened on Wednesday on the Chattooga River in Oconee County. It is a reminder that people need to be vigilant when they are out on the water.
On Monday, 19-year-old Tre Carter, a high school football star, drown while swimming with friends at Lake Summit.
Last Wednesday, a toddler drowned in a swimming pool in Pickens County.
On June 10th, a body of a man was pulled from the French Broad River. An autopsy says he drowned as well.
On June 5th, a 75-year-old man from Robbnsville drown in a boating accident in Graham County.
Local lifeguards say common sense is what is going to keep you safe. They say don't push your limits. They say if you are not a strong swimmer you should think twice about participating in some aquatic activities.
Lifeguards also say parents need to keep an eye on their children. They say parents should rely on lifeguards or other adults to supervise their kids at all times.
By Emma Wright
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