Swimming and playing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, bays, streams, rivers, and lakes are popular summer activities on the Gulf Coast. According to the United States Lifesaving Association
, drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In Florida it is the number one cause of death for persons under 15 years of age. These 5 tips should help your family stay safe. However, they are not comprehensive. Use common sense when out and about this summer and keep your family safe on the water.