September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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July 17, 2019 | Ambika Narula

County Council Honors Gaithersburg Lifeguard

Council Vice President Sidney Katz and councilmember Gabe Albornoz recognized lifeguard Marisa Arnold’s achievement of saving a child and rewarded her with a proclamation Tuesday.  Arnold, a lifeguard at Stonebridge Community Pool in Gaithersburg, saved a 4-year-old on June 24. Arnold acted quickly when she witnessed the child was in distress and had turned purple. […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Meet Gaithersburg’s New Mascot, Lilly the Lifeguard, at Water Safety Day

The city of Gaithersburg is introducing a new mascot: Lilly the Lifeguard. Lilly makes her debut on Friday at the 7th annual Water Safety Day, which takes place from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park in Gaithersburg. The event is part of National Water Safety Month, and partners include Montgomery County’s Department of […]

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July 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Swim Safe (VIDEO)

Recreation officials in Montgomery County are inviting residents to visit the county’s pools to beat the heat this summer. Local officials are also reminding swimmers about the importance of pool safety. Find out more in this video from County Report This Week: You can find more information about the county’s pools here. Visit our PEG […]

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June 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Near Drowning at Silver Spring Pool

A young child is being treated at a local hospital after being pulled from the Connecticut Belair Club pool this morning in Silver Spring. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer, rescue crews responded to the scene for a possible drowning about 11:15 a.m. He said a lifeguard intervened in helping to rescue […]

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June 16, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Police Investigate Teen’s Death as a Drowning in Glenmont

UPDATED Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl on June 15 as a possible drowning. Police said the incident happened on Father’s Day at 2:49 p.m. at the community pool located at 2217 Georgian Way in the Glenmont area. When police and emergency medics arrived, the pool’s lifeguard was attempting life […]

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