Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

From our good friend Susan Och comes this link to the National Weather Service, where you will find a new series of posters promoting better information about drowning. The one detailing the difference between what a drowning person looks like compared to “movie” drowning is particularly important for folks living on the lakes. Here is the link:

http://www.weather.gov/iwx/beachhazards_awareness_week

For example, did you know:

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Ladies and gentlemen, please take the time to scroll through these informational posters prior to setting off on your Lake Leelanau adventure on this fine summer day.  It may save a life. Thank you.

Mark Smith

Grew up in Petoskey, so perhaps one of the few people in Leland who headed south to end up “Up North”. Graduated from U of M. Taught in Scotland for 10 years, came back to Leland in 1989 and taught English for 25 years at Leland Public School. Still teach part time for NMC. My lovely wife is named Marjory – three grown kids (two living locally) and three grandkids. We live on N. Lake Leelanau with access to both lakes Michigan and Leelanau Life is good!