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NH Officials Alert Public About Swim Safety

By Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the dangers of high waters and strong undercurrents are responsible for the alarming number of drownings so far this year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz

Marine Patrol Capt. Tim Dunleavy says there have been 11 drownings this summer — nine of them in June and July alone — compared to a total of eight last year at this time.

They say heavy rains have created strong undercurrents in many of the state’s rivers and streams that aren’t visible on the surface.

They are warning people to exercise caution and advise weaker swimmers go to parks staffed by lifeguards.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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