Minneapolis- With 25 drownings this summer in area pools, ponds and lakes, a newly formed task force is spreading the word about water safety. The squad is doing it at the site of a drowning last year.
Last August, two people drowned at the Lancaster Village Apartments in Plymouth, when a 26-year-old man tried to save a 9-year-old girl.
A dozen apartment managers gathered on Thursday at the same pool for a safety demonstration, hoping to prevent similar tragedies.
The seminar was sponsored by the Hennepin County Water Safety Task Force which created a video, pool signs and is working with the Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation to promote its Water Watchdog program.