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Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Dave Benjamin, of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, demonstrates a water board rescue with his daughter, Julie, 11, during a water safety program for children from the Portage and South Haven Boys & Girls Clubs. Representatives from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, as well as the …

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Hanna Brown, 15, of South Haven, listens to Bob Pratt, director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project during a water safety program for children from the Portage and South Haven Boys & Girls Clubs on Friday at Portage High School. Presented by the Portage Parks Department, the program i…

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Dave Benjamin, from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, demonstrates how to rescue a drowning victim - his daughter, Julie, 11 - and pull them onto a water rescue board Friday at Portage High School during a water safety program presented by the Portage Parks Department for children from th…

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Director at Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Bob Pratt talks to children about two rules to remember about water safety. "Don't panic and don't do anything stupid," he told a group of children from the Portage and South Haven Boys & Girls Clubs on Friday during a water safety program spo…

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Some 80 youngsters learn how to keep safe in the water in Portage

Portage firefighter Tom Colvin talks to children Friday during a water safety program at the Portage High School east pool that included presentations on water safety and rescue to children from the Portage and South Haven Boys & Girls Clubs. Representatives from the Great Lakes Surf Res…

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Finding purpose in drowning tragedy

Finding purpose in drowning tragedy

Evelyn Hernandez, of Beverly Shores, greets the Rev. Lowell Black, chaplain for Chesterton Fire Department on Saturday at the Marquette Park Pavilion during a water safety presentation by Hernandez. Hernandez, 43, nearly drowned a year ago. Her boyfriend, Leonel Dominguez, 31, who was visiti…

June 01, 2013 4:50 pm
Finding purpose in drowning tragedy

Finding purpose in drowning tragedy

Evelyn Hernandez, 43, of Beverly Shores, shares her near-death experience Saturday at the Marquette Park Pavilion during a water safety presentation by Bob Pratt, right, from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

June 01, 2013 4:50 pm
A year after boyfriend drowns, woman aims to prevent lake tragedies

A year after boyfriend drowns, woman aims to prevent lake tragedies

GARY | Evelyn Hernandez said her boyfriend, Leonel Dominguez, made a last-minute decision to buy an inflatable raft before they headed off last summer to a Beverly Shores beach near her home to spend time in the water and watch the sunset.

June 01, 2013 4:40 pm Photos

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Parent/child workshop offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Parent/child workshop offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

WINFIELD | The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a conducted a number of Boating Safety Courses this past year in conjunction with Winfield Township, Lakes of the Four Seasons and the U.S. Steelworkers Union. Many students have graduated and received certificates at the completion of this Offic…

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
World's Largest Swim Lesson focuses on water safety

World's Largest Swim Lesson focuses on water safety

Cool temperatures and a light breeze kept people from participating in the World's Largest Swim Lesson at Deep River Waterpark Tuesday morning, but lifeguards at the park used the lesson as an opportunity to brush up on their own safety skills.

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