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Old Posted Aug 29, 2019, 9:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JManc View Post
People respect the ocean, they often don't with lakes. I saw this when I still lived in New York, the drownings in and around the nearby lakes was far too common. Now, I live near the ocean and you rarely hear about it.
Ocean drownings happens a lot around here. At least once or twice a month someone drowns off of Queens or Long Island, and maybe once a year on the Jersey Shore. I've even witnessed a pretty big search and rescue operation in the Rockaways a few years ago.

I've read online on the local Detroit news sites that a couple of people drowned on the Michigan side of Lake Michigan this summer. It happened every once in a while, but I don't recall hearing about that as much as I do people drowning on Long Island. But there are far more people at the beaches on Long Island.
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