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Milwaukee Beach Ambassadors Hope To Educate Swimmers, Prevent Drownings

By: Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people headed outdoors to feel safe spending time with friends and family. And for many in Wisconsin, that meant heading to the beach.

But with more people on the water comes the possibility for more accidents. The year 2020 was Lake Michigan's deadliest on record, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. And in recent weeks, two children drowned in Racine, and a Madison man drowned in Door County.

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