Greats Lakes rescue group said 2018 is seeing record number of drownings


    A report released Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, states that 2018 is already the deadliest this decade for drownings in the Great Lakes. (WWMT/MGN Online)

    A new report released Friday says 2018 is already the deadliest this decade for drownings in the Great Lakes.

    The report, from a nonprofit called the "Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project" attributes the increase to warmer weather.

    Drownings typically spike in periods with what the project calls the three Ws — waves, winds and weekends.

    The report states that so far in 2018 there have been 105 drownings. That’s almost twice as many as I 2015. Also, the report states, most people who drown aren't wearing life jackets.

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