Water safety tips

Hot weather has seen Albertans flocking to lakes and rivers to go tubing, paddle-boarding and swimming.

However, there have already been 14 drownings, Alberta RCMP said in a recent statement.

Safety tips recommended by the Canadian Red Cross include knowing the swimming area and being aware of sudden drop-offs to deep water, always having an adult with a child, and ensuring now-swimmers have a life-jacket on at all times. 

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