Summer is finally here, and the temperature is rising as the Fourth of July weekend approaches.
To help beat the heat, area pools and lakes are the cool spot to be.
But what may start as a day of fun can quickly turn deadly if children are not properly prepared for the water.
"Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death for children between the ages of 1 and 4," said Robert Adler, acting Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman. "Most of these incidents happen at home, and all of these tragedies are preventable."