The recent death of a 26-year-old New Jersey resident in a drowning accident in the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River at Jackson Cove Town Park underscores the danger of water-related accidents occurring in Connecticut waterways even under placid and uneventful conditions.
Few Stamford residents, or Connecticut residents in general, likely mind an extra reminder or two throughout the summer concerning water-related safety.
Connecticut has no universal, under-all-circumstances law that requires boat operators and their passengers to wear life jackets while on state waterways.
A new report just issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a stark and timely reminder that summer fun in the United States is too often punctuated by drowning accidents and fatalities.
With an early spring in progress and summer rapidly approaching, any Connecticut story concerning swimming pool accidents and safety certainly seems timely.