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Two men suspected of drowning in Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend

Massachusetts offers water safety tips for summer beachgoers

Massachusetts offers water safety tips for summer beachgoers


LYNN – Police said two men died in unrelated drownings over Memorial Day weekend.

Drownings in Lynn and Lunenburg

A 29-year-old man drowned Saturday after entering Lake Whalom in Lunenburg.

Police said they received multiple 911 calls just after 8 p.m. and dispatched emergency services, including a dive team, who searched the water. They discovered his body about an hour later and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Essex District Attorney’s Office said a 60-year-old man is suspected of drowning at Sluice Pond in Lynn over the weekend.

The identities of both victims have not been released.

This comes after three people drowned in Massachusetts last year.

Water safety tips

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is increasing safety across the Commonwealth to prevent more drownings by 2024. They hope to expand their lifeguard services from 16 swimming areas to 32 this summer.

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The state also issued a series of water safety tips this year for people who want to swim, including wearing a life jacket, supervising children, keeping your cell phone nearby and never diving into a river, lake or pond.

“Always swim in designated swimming areas, use the buddy system and if a person goes missing, immediately notify lifeguards and park staff,” said Rebecca Temper, head of the Energy and Environment Agency.

The State also recommends that people learn CPR in the event of an emergency and that people know the signs that someone may be trapped in an emergency situation. deluge or drown.

  • A person floats or kicks on water
  • A person tries to swim to safety, but cannot move forward
  • Someone who has difficulty calling for help
  • A person trying to keep their head above water to breathe

For more information on water safety tips, visit mass.gov.

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