With the arrival of summer, Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward said now is the time to take precautions against waterways that are hazardous - particularly for children.
Hayward is attempting to identify waterways, canals, streams, lakes or swimming pools that need to be fenced before a tragedy occurs. Citizens are urged to call 535-5441 to report dangerous areas.The sheriff urges parents and citizens to heed the following advice:
-Never leave children unattended near waterways.
-Never let anyone swim alone.
-Report broken fences and unguarded waterways to the sheriff's office.
-Use an approved flotation device for children in or near water.
-Use extra caution near waterways.