Walton County looks to better educate swimmers

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 04:03 PM.

There have been three drownings since last week, not to mention near deaths that left swimmers in critical condition. Perhaps the saddest part about these deaths is that they could have possibly been prevented.


"I don't think they're trying to be disrespectful, they just don't understand," said Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshall with the South Walton Fire District.


With the recent anniversary of Black Sunday, when 10 years ago eight people drowned in rip currents, the importance of educating swimmers about taking safety precautions is more evident than ever.


To read more about Black Sunday, click here 

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