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Great Hang Up: Dangerous distraction by the water

6:33 AM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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Great Hang Up:  Texting and driving distracted is a danger behind the wheel and now water safety experts say it's becoming an issue by the pool and waterways as well.

Aquatics Director for California Family Fitness Becky Cerniglia says a phone call takes your eyes away from the pool and drownings can happen in seconds if little ones slip into the water.

She says it can often be silent so you need to be constantly aware and being in the water with your kids is best.

The Metro Fire Department also says cell phone use can be a dangerous distraction by the waterways or while boating as well.

With the warm weather and July Fourth holiday,  please remember to hang up by the water as well.

TAKE THE GREAT HANG UP PLEDGE

 

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