The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.
After two deadly accidents on the water last weekend, the Chicago Fire Department is reminding people of the hazards of cold water. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and others were warning boaters along Lake Michigan and elsewhere about a hidden danger in the water.
The Kochers’ 15-year old son, Matt, drowned last summer in Lake Michigan, unable to deal with a rip current, even though he was a three-sport athlete.
Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.
The Chicago Police Marine Unit has a word of warning for boaters and swimmers.