In the Tri-Lakes area, water safety is an important topic.
Whether the water is fluid or frozen, safety should always be a priority.
While the Tri-Lakes offers swim lessons/water safety in the summer, there are also additional resources available for Washington County residents.
Here are links to those resources. If residents have a particular interest in a certain area, they are encouraged to present ideas to a member of the Tri-Lakes Board to discuss.
MN DNR Boating Safety Website
A list of publications HERE
– Cold Water Kills there are tips for an emergency and how to assist someone with hypothermia
– Danger Thin Ice! How to rescue someone from the ice
Tons of cold water information: http://www.coldwaterbootcamp.com/pages/home.html There are DVDs that you can also get from this website.
There are also videos on YouTube if you search: Cold Water Boot Camp.