The Valley's drowning prevention community education outreach program is working again to raise awareness about watching kids around water.
Last weekend, a 2-year-old girl was found floating in a Phoenix backyard pool. Sadly, she did not survive. Her death marks the 36th water-related death in the Valley this year. Of those, 10 were children.
Tuesday morning, a WAVE walk took place to remind people the importance of water safety. WAVE stands for Water Awareness Vigilance and Education. The group is made up of members from:
During Tuesday's campaign, the volunteers walked around the neighborhood where the last victim lived. They are armed with flyers and information about having an emergency plan, installing a pool fence and other life-saving measures every pool owner should have and know.
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