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Swimming ability can be critical in keeping water activities safe

Published 08/21/2011, Worthington Daily Globe

YMCA offers swim lessons to keep citizens safe; law enforcement shares safety tips
WORTHINGTON — Last week, Brewster resident Jami Cummings saved two people from drowning in Lake Okabena during her lunch break. Meanwhile, in Plymouth, Worthington native Phil Geertsema and his wife, Jennifer, were would-be rescuers of two people in an apartment pool who were not so lucky; both died despite the Geertsemas’ heroic efforts.

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