Lake Michigan Drownings Are On The Rise. Here’s Your Water Safety Primer.

Advocates Push For More Education As Drownings In Lake Michigan Rise By 80%
Two children play in the shallow water of Lake Michigan at Chicago's Oakwood Beach, Thursday, June 27, 2019. As of Aug. 1, 2019, there have been 27 drownings in Lake Michigan, many of them in Chicago. Amr Alfiky / Associated Press
Advocates Push For More Education As Drownings In Lake Michigan Rise By 80%
Two children play in the shallow water of Lake Michigan at Chicago's Oakwood Beach, Thursday, June 27, 2019. As of Aug. 1, 2019, there have been 27 drownings in Lake Michigan, many of them in Chicago. Amr Alfiky / Associated Press

Lake Michigan Drownings Are On The Rise. Here’s Your Water Safety Primer.

It’s been a deadly summer on Lake Michigan.

So far this year, 27 people have drowned in the lake, many of them in the Chicago area. That’s an 80% increase from this time last year.

Morning Shift checks in with Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project for water safety tips and precautions.

GUEST: Dave Benjamin, co-founder and executive director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project

LEARN MORE: Lake Michigan drownings up 80 percent from this time last year (Chicago Tribune 7/29/19)