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Officials offer swimming, boating safety guidelines


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:42pm

With July 4 coming up and crowds expected to hit the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other agencies are encouraging the public to be extra aware and cautious when it comes to activities like swimming and boating.

CPW posted this announcement on Twitter last week: "Listen up, Colorado: Five people drowned in reservoirs in our state last weekend. None wore personal flotation devices. Reservoir water is cold, and stand-up paddle boards are especially vulnerable to being blown over by wind. PLEASE wear a PFD on the water and make sure those with you wear one too."

Two individuals who dro...

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