Racine County dive team shares tips about water safety after recent drownings

RACINE (CBS58)– Security is the primary concern when anybody is going out into the water. The Racine County dive group shared  crucial info at North Beach on Saturday, June 26. The objective is to teach individuals what to do if they remain in a hazardous scenario.

“There are wave and tidal issues that cause risks to the swimmers that go out into the water and not that they need to be afraid of them but they need to respect them, so that way when they go out there they can do safely,” Nick Koldeway stated. He’s a deputy with the Racine Constable’s Department. 

A  week back, Saturday,  June 19, a 10 year-old-girl drowned a Zoo beach. The very same day a 17-year-old young boy almost drowned at North beach.
He was discovered 200 backyards from coast. The young boy passed away from his injuries days later on. 

Very first Responders likewise pulled 2 swimmers from the lakefront on the following Monday,” June 21. Both survived.

“Sadly water does not care your age,” Koldeway said.

Deputy Koldeway says one of the biggest challenges swimmers face is rip tides.

“Tidal forces are relocating an instructions where they struck the lake coast and you will turn pulling water and whatever is on the surface area out into the lake. Those tides can increase to 50-60 feet as much as 100s of feet, because time water is moving quicker even the best swimmer.”

“If you see somebody who is indicating for assistance, you should be prepared to conserve both of you if the tides worsen.

“Don’t rush into tidal waters to help unless they are provided with a floatation device to go and help them because even if you are a good strong swimmer once you get to that person, and if they’re in the condition where they are not making the best decisions they may drag you down as well.”

The group states if somebody goes listed below water, it needs a bit more strength on their end.

“if it gets to the point where someone is unable to stay above the surface and unfortunately becomes sub-surfaced, then we have our full dive gear that we would then put on and respond as well to hopefully be able to save that person,” Ryan McNally stated. He’s likewise a deputy with the department.  ryan mcnally, deputy, constable dept.

Authorities likewise state check water conditions if you’re preparing to head to the lakefront. If you remain in a bad scenario in the water, attempt to remain calm, signal for assistance and swim parallel to the coast. If you see somebody waving their hands for assistance, call 9-1-1 and find the nearby lifeguard.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.