Stay On Shore! Drowning Prevention

  • Swimming in Philadelphia’s creeks, streams, and rivers is illegal and UNSAFE.
  • The water is polluted with yard chemicals, roadway runoff, debris, and animal waste.
  • During heavy rains the municipal sewers overflow into the creeks.
  • Water levels can rise tremendously and without warning.
  • In recent years, 16 people have drowned in Philadelphia’s creeks and streams.
  • Contributing factors in drowning deaths include:
      1. Overconfidence in swimming ability
      2. Underestimating conditions
      3. Attempting to rescue another person


Stay On Shore!

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