Whether you’re boating, kayaking, or simply swimming this summer, navigating a large body of water has its risk. To help, Georgia Power reminds boaters and swimmers to keep water safety in mind all summer with the following tips:
Know the water. Be aware of any underwater hazards such as dams, rocks or debris moving on the surface or along the bottom of the water. Georgia Power provides lake levels and other current lake conditions online.
Dive safely. Do not enter the water from a height such as a tree, ledge or bridge. Dive only in clearly marked water for safe diving.
Swim safely. Avoid swimming alone and only swim in areas that are designated for swimming with buoys and ropes.
Wear a life jacket. Always make sure your jacket fits properly and the straps are secured before entering the boat.
Source: Georgia Power