Coquitlam RCMP advise water safety precautions for summer activities

Coquitlam, Public Alert

2023-07-27 09:44 PDT

Coquitlam RCMP is reminding the public to be mindful around water this summer.

With the weather warming up, the public will be spending time outdoors, which can include, recreational activities around lakes rivers, backyard pools and kiddie pools. Whether operating a boat, a canoe, a paddleboard, watercraft, or participating in activities like tubing or swimming, it is important to keep water safety top of mind during the summer months.

Coquitlam RCMP Rural team enforcing water safety regulations.

View larger image - Coquitlam RCMP Rural team enforcing water safety regulations

Most drownings are preventable. Let’s have a fun and safe season together, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins from Coquitlam RCMP.

Recommendations for safe recreation on the water include:

For more tips, please visit the BC RCMP webpage – Water Safety for Children

Each year there are many preventable water-related incidents. If you see someone struggling in the water, it is important to call them out or coach them to safety. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Have fun - stay safe – see you out on the water this summer!

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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